Pfc. William Bige Hicks, Jr.
He was son of Wm. B. Hicks, Sr. and Effie Croft
In Loving Memory of William B. Hicks, Jr.
Pfc. William B. Hicks, Jr., was born August 16. 1922; died Dec. 26. 1943, being 21 years, four months and ten days old at the time of his death.
He was in
the Army, stationed at
Oh! Dear brother, how we miss you; how we miss your shining face; but we’ll meet some day over yonder where we’ll sing forever. You were loyal to your country when you answered the call as a soldier out in the world among strangers. There you died for your country. You are marching in the angels’ holy band, on the golden streets of glory. When you came home on furlough, just about three months ago, we were so proud to see our soldier boy brother; but oh, how we hated to see him go back to camp. He would have been ready to go overseas in only a short time.
But God in his mighty wisdom knows best, He said to W.B. “I need you,” and W.B. answered, far away from father, mother, sister and brother; we could not be by his bedside, but our good friends whom we knew not were telling him of Jesus and His love. There upon his bed of sickness, he took Jesus as his Savior and heaven as his eternal home.
We miss those cards and letters, but we’ve placed them away carefully with the clothes he used to wear.
services were conducted at
Over his casket was placed the flag of our country, and over his grave a salute was fired. The flag was presented to his mother in honor of her son, and she will keep this flag with tender care as long as she lives.
W.B. is now stationed in heaven, with his Savior and his loved ones gone before. Some day we hope to meet our sweet little brother up there.
A sister, Mrs. Ike Raper
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