Elder Reavis Lee Hickox, 89, of Brantley County, passed away Thursday night, December 10, 2020, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, after a brief illness.
Born in Hoboken, his parents were Ernie Hickox and Alzada Shumans Hickox. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother who raised him, Allie Hickox; a daughter, Sandra Davis; three brothers, A.J. Hickox, Glynn Hickox and J.B. Herrington and four sisters, Grace Bunch, Loucille Griffin, Opal Lanier-Oviada and Georgia Herrington.
He was a farmer and a retired bus driver for Brantley County Board of Education. He worked several years for Walker Jones and was the owner/operator of Hickox Lawn Service. He was a minister of Enon Primitive Baptist Church which he has been a member of since 1960 and was an ordained minister for 30 years. He loved spending time with his family and his church family.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Waunell Sapp Hickox, Brantley Co; a son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Phyllis Hickox, Hoboken; three daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda Lee, Hoboken, Patricia and David Douglas, Hoboken and Sylvia and Matt Thrift, Waycross; 11 grandchildren, Kelby Lee, Fred Lee, Anthony Hickox, Carrie Rycort, Phillip Hickox, Christopher Douglas, Toni Davis, Kurt Hickox, Kristy Thrift, Holly Stringer and Katie Sheppard; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise Addy, Brantley Co., Sofornia Childs of Alabama, Joyce Griffin, Hoboken and Juna Faye and Donnie Gallman, Homerville; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hickox, Waycross and Judy Herrington, Hilliard, FL and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Due to the COVID-19, the family would like to ask all to please follow the rules for social distancing and face masks are highly recommended at the service. Anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the services the family would like for you to know they understand and covet your prayers.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 13, from the High Bluff Cemetery in Brantley County with Elder Theron Gill officiating.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.