Thomas Matthew Hicks


In Loving

Thomas Matthew Hicks

March 26, 1942 – April 30, 2020

Thomas Matthew Hicks, born March 26, 1942, passed peacefully in his home on April 30, 2020, in Holly Grove, Virginia, at the age of 78. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 loving years, Mary Elizabeth Richardson Hicks; two wonderful daughters, Mary Katherine Dudley (Aaron) and Leigh Michele Hicks; two precious grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Harris and Gavin Luke Warren; and his brother, David Lloyd Hicks (Patricia). He is preceded in death by his parents, David Ishmael and Katharine Lloyd Hicks, and his brother, Robert Franklin Hicks. He had a life-long career at Allied Chemical Corporation in Hopewell, Virginia with many travels including New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Germany and France. Upon retirement, he moved his family back to his home place in Holly Grove. Whether you knew him as “Tommy”, “Tuck” or “Tom”, he always had a beaming, warm, approachable smile and a strong bear hug. You could spot him in the fields on his tractor cutting hay, roaming the roads on his gator, or at the store catching the local gossip and eating a honey bun for breakfast. Tom was an avid deer hunter his entire life. He attended Holly Grove Christian Church where he learned to love and serve his Lord and Savior. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to Holly Grove Rescue squad, in appreciation of they have done for the family



  1. Leigh May 6, 2020 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    My Daddy, Gavin’s Papa. Until we all meet again…I love you.

  2. Cindy Rigsby Clark May 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    A nice man with a happy jolly smile!

  3. Carl Lacy May 6, 2020 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    You were always there whenever anyone needed help or just to talk or gossip, many fun hours hunting or just having fun even when we technically were not really hunting just having fun! So many memories that I’ll never forget!! Until we meet again ❤️

  4. Mark Donner May 6, 2020 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers going out to the family and friends!

    • Kimberly Henderson May 6, 2020 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      We are so sorry for your loss and sending tons and tons of prayers for the family. Tom was an awesome man. We love him and yall like family. We are here if you all need anything. Hugs, love and prayers.

  5. Jan Smith May 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Always a smile and loved to visit at Kersey’s Never missed many football games!One of a kind our prayers with all of you! Jan and Berny Smith

  6. Sheri Hart May 6, 2020 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Sending love and comforting prayers to the family. Tuck you will be missed by so many.♥️

  7. Randy and Debbie Lacy May 6, 2020 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Remember Tommy back in my younger days hunting with him and his dad Ishmael and his grand father Tom remember them all coming to help in the tobacco field at my grandfather Rob Lacys cutting corn visiting on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons He and his dad granddad and his uncle Johnny would all come and visit one great family Sorry for the hicks family lost. Randy Lacy Son of Wicks Lacy and Grandson Of Robert Lacy ( BoB Or ROB )

  8. Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad. May 6, 2020 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Mary and family.

  9. Krissy May 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Sending love to my Hicks family. Years and time pass but true love and friendship never fade!
    ❤️Krissy Hicks Lull

  10. Tori Dickerson May 6, 2020 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences. I enjoyed when Mr. Hicks visited the office. He loved his family very much. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Tori

  11. Gloria Morris May 6, 2020 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    It has been truly joy being Mr. HICKS’s caregiver. Every morning I looked forward to being greeted with smile and a hug, watching Judge Judy with him and at
    Lllllthe end of my shift a goodbye hug and his telling me to becareful going home.To know him was to love him. He always wanted to get out of bed, now he has his wish. He is walking around in heaven with tee Father. Walk on Mr. Hicks, we will walk around together one day for we will meet again. Love you

  12. Bonnie Williams Stamm May 6, 2020 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    RIP, prayers and condolences to the family.

  13. Linda & Kenneth Coleman May 6, 2020 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hicks Family. We have lost a dear friend of many many years. We have had so many Friday night dinners together and a few vacations that we will always treasure. Tom may be gone but his memory and the good times we have had will never be forgotten. Love to you all❤❤❤❤

  14. Leslie Stanley May 6, 2020 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Holly Grove will never be the same without you sweet Tuck. I will always remember our rides on the gator you me and Gavin. You let our son put his cows in your field and for that we will always be greatful . You will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. Until we meet again. Go and rest high on that mountain. Love Sue and Eddie Stanley.

  15. Susan Anderson May 7, 2020 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I’m going to miss those bear hugs, boisterous laugh, and all the stories! Tuck was such a supporter of his community and those Louisa Lions! Sending so much love to Mary, Leigh, Nary Katherine, Taylor, Gavin, Lloyd, and the rest of the family.

  16. Tzeira Fortune May 7, 2020 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss Leigh! Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family ❤️

  17. Renee (Gammon) Thornton May 7, 2020 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Prayers for the Hicks family – so sorry for your loss but he is now in a peaceful place and meeting new family, old family and lots of new angels like him self – hearts
    go out to you all ❤️

  18. Angela Cavotta May 7, 2020 at 9:41 am - Reply

    We moved to Bumpass from Cleveland, Ohio about 20 years ago and spent 4 years there. Tommy was the first person I met when he was sitting on his tractor at the end of the road. Our property was full of hay and my mother was coming to visit for the first time and I had no clue how to get it cut. He asked “when is your Momma coming?” and he took care of it right away for me. He was one of the few people we knew in our short time there and was always such a sweet man. So sorry for your loss. Angela Cavotta

  19. Uma S May 7, 2020 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family, Leigh!

  20. David Atkinson May 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I am sorry for the families loss. I’ve known Tuck all my life and will miss talking to him and see him riding the gator. I know his health made his last years really hard but he had a great spirit about him. He’s in GODS hands now and I’ll see him again. God bless and keep this family.

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