Tommy “Shorty” Hicks

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Tommy “Shorty” Hicks, 77, of Sumiton, started his eternal life in Heaven Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.

Shorty would tell you, ‘it’s not the end, only the beginning.’ We will celebrate and honor his life with family and friends Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home.

Shorty was a successful businessman who loved driving his truck for more than 45 years. He had a love for people beyond human imagination. He lived for his family daily with God being center of his heart. He left behind and forever will be in the heart of his beautiful wife of 54 years, Leacy Hicks.

He will forever watch over his daughter, Kelly James Brooks (David). He will forever be the No. 1 fan of his granddaughter, Shelbie Zora James Panter (Zak). He will forever cherish the love and memories he shared with his special sons, John Seagle, David Turner Jr., Scott Turner (Angie) and Billy Ray James.

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323