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In Memory of

Guy Morgan Hicks, Jr.

September 8, 1926 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Dr. Guy Morgan Hicks Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama, died peacefully at his home on May 11, 2017, at the age of 90. Dr. Hicks was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dr. Guy Morgan Hicks, a United Methodist minister, and Bess Carroll Hicks. He was admitted to Tulane Medical School before completing his undergraduate studies, and at age 24, served as a battalion surgeon in combat in the Korean War. He was in the 5th Regimental combat team with his brother-in-law, Colonel William Conger, whose combat wounds he attended to while there. In December 1951 he...

Dr. Guy Morgan Hicks Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama, died peacefully at his home on May 11, 2017, at the age of 90. Dr. Hicks was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Dr. Guy Morgan Hicks, a United Methodist minister, and Bess Carroll Hicks. He was admitted to Tulane Medical School before completing his undergraduate studies, and at age 24, served as a battalion surgeon in combat in the Korean War. He was in the 5th Regimental combat team with his brother-in-law, Colonel William Conger, whose combat wounds he attended to while there. In December 1951 he married Ann Wood of Abbeville, Alabama after a brief courtship, most of which took place by letter. They remained happily married for over 65 years. Dr. Hicks practiced general radiology in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and completed a pediatric fellowship under Dr. Fred Silverman at Cincinnati Children's. He then practiced pediatric radiology for 30 years in Birmingham-first at UAB and then at Children's Hospital where he led the pediatric radiology unit until retiring in 1990. Dr. Hicks was a Fellow of both the American College of Radiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a favorite Sunday School teacher at Canterbury Methodist for many years. He enjoyed history, poetry, and traveling to London. Dr. Hicks is survived by his beloved wife, Ann, his two sons, Guy (Marci) and Sam, and his four granddaughters, Ann (Brian Fields), Blair (Travis Lloyd), Grace, and Carrie, and his sister, Jane Rast (Tom). He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. A memorial service honoring Dr. Hicks's life will be held at Canterbury Methodist Church in the chapel on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030