Gary Drayton Hicks

Gary Drayton Hicks
January 6, 1952 - April 22, 2021

Gary Drayton Hicks passed away on April 22, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on January 6, 1952 in Athens, Texas to L. D. Hicks and Joy Vivian (Hicks) Myers. Gary lived most of his life in Tyler where he worked at the United States Postal Service Broadway station for 30 years. He also served in the Army for six years prior to working for the postal service. Gary was a star football and baseball player for Athens High School. Many remember his fast left handed pitches. He was also an avid league bowler.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Gail Carnes and husband Travis; nephew Brannon Carnes and wife Lauren, their children Layla, Remi, and Cotton; nephew Elliot Carnes and wife Sherry, their children Sid and Breanna; step-father Bill Myers; aunt Alice Wagoner and husband David; uncle Buck Hodge, Jr.; best friend/brother Jimmy Moore and wife Mary; numerous cousins and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice.