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Lucy and Family, so sorry to hear of Wiley’s passing. He was the epitome of Southern Gentleman We will always fondly remember our fellowship when it comes to the Lodge, Eastern Star and Rainbow Girls.Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Elaine and Dale Burford
We are so sorry to hear this news: we will miss our visits at Sweet T’s inPatterson, our deepest sympathy with love and hugs❤️
Clarence & Elouise Gruber and Gene & Pam Jones
Brother Wiley is one of all of ours very favorite Star People! Genuine, courteous, kind, and always with a smile, hug, and a handshake. We truly loved being present with him, and as my dad Clarence said "I was honored to know him". We will always remember Brother Wiley with fondness and love. We will miss him among us. Thoughts, Prayers, and loving sympathy to Sister Lucy and all of the Family! Pam Jones
One of the best men that I have ever came to know. He was always a kind person and I spent may good times in his presence. Condolences go out to the entire family because I know he will be missed by all.
We said goodbye to a great man today. A man that I always looked up to as a child. A man that I grew up seeing as a Deacon of the church. A man I witnessed standing up for what was right when it was not the easy thing to do. A man who could take you to your knees with his handshake (I still don’t know how he was that strong) BUT a gentleman that would laugh and always share soft words of encouragement to you before he parted ways. I remember when I graduated high school sending him a thank you card. I told him that I hoped I could be ½ the man he was one day. I meant that then and I mean it now. I was lucky to see him one last time before he passed. He was cheerful and in such good spirits that day. That’s just how I would like to remember him. I was so fortunate to have so many good men in my life that were great role models. Most of those men, including my grandfather, have passed at this point. But they will truly never be forgotten. A lot of memories I find myself sharing with my kid's date back to my childhood days around this brotherhood of awesome men.
Catherine Miller Thomas
Remembering all the good times spent with Wiley and Lucy, a fantastic pair! Although Wiley is no longer with us physically, I have no doubt he will always be with us in spirit. He was such a fine man and friend. My heart goes out to Lucy and family for this parting.
DEBRA and LANCE KLEINSMITH
Today is a solemn day for us left on Earth as we say "So long." to a great man and Brother, dear Wiley. You were one of the very best and we shall miss you. Deepest condolences to dear Sister Lucy and their family. One of the very best has departed from our sight but not our hearts and minds. Alas, my Brother!
Tom and Marsha Woleshin
Sending our love and prayers to the family.
Uncle Wiley was a treasure. My memories of him go back to when I was a little girl, He will be missed. Aunt Lucy, Michael, Vickie, Malcolm and families...my heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wiley is very special to me as we shared many happy times in OES and I will always remember his adopting me as his “Aunt B”.comfort and love sent to family.
ROBERT AND JUNE LUNDY
Wiley was a very special gentleman. He was know for his service and love of family and friends. He is missed but we hope we will meet again.
Mr Wiley you have taught me so much in the short time I have known you and Ms Lucy you always had a great smile and the biggest hugs I’m so happy we got to have you with us at our last luncheon with the Eastern Star you will be greatly missed by us all but I’m sure you are enjoying them streets of gold until we meet again much love to your family
carol Mayberry kwaak
I learned so much from Wiley through our years with the OES, my mother and I will miss him and our prayers are with his family,
Tracy Ann Lynch
Vicki and family I was so Sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know how hard it is to lose your father. Knowing we will see him again is a great comfort but doesn’t ease the pain here on earth love and prayers
To You Our Brother The sky to the East seems a bit more aglow, As your burden of pain is gone we know; Each time that we file in one by one, We’ll always be grateful for all that you’ve done. Might each of us take a moment to spare, And shed a small tear as we say our prayers; Though a Brother went home, he did all of his work, He went home to his Master and with his spirit we serve.
Dianne Saul's Bruce
He was always so. Kind to me and God fearing he would give hugs when greeted and I always always loved lucy
Terri Dopson Croft
So very sorry for your heartache. My thoughts are with you and all who loved him. 💔
Kim and Larry Bernhart
Our sincerest condolences, sympathy and prayers for your family
Mr. Wiley was such a gentle soul, and always seemed to have a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mrs. Lucy and Mr. Wiley have made an incredible impact on many of us raised in Fernandina. His gracious and loving smiles and hugs will not be forgotten.
I'm so sorry for your loss, it's so hard, not having a daddy. Praying for peace,.
Sandra and Dave Imschweiler
We loved spending time with Uncle Wiley and Aunt Lucy so much! They both mean the world to us. Uncle Wiley always showed his love for the Lord and equally his love for his family. He gave the biggest hugs and will be missed so much!
Brenda Beard Brunner
I have such wonderful memories of my parents and Mr. and Mrs Hickox (Wiley and Lucy). My dad with 'Wiley' as Masons and my Mom with Lucy in Eastern Star. Mr Hickox had a beautiful warm welcoming smile that came from his heart.
Bro. Wiley was a great man, loved and respected by all that knew him. I’ll miss seeing him and hearing his encouraging words. Bro. Wiley had such a deep love for Sister Lucy and to all that knew him. You’ll be missed tremendously.
Mr. Wiley was a wonderful man I met at Bluegrass festivals in Georgia..Him and his wife Lucy were wonderful folks..Love and prayers to his family and to his sister, my friend Faye Spauls...
Ann Aldridge ~~'Young At Heart' Friend
I'm surely going to miss my Buddy Wiley in our Senior Group. He was always such a joy to be around. He was a gentle sweet man who was truly loved by all of us..
Mr. Hickok was a special man and loved by this community. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️
Wiley was well respected throughout the community. A dedicated family man through and through. He will be missed by many.
He was such a good man and I loved to see him. He always has a smile on his face. He usually left me with a smile on mine. He will be missed but he left behind a beautiful legacy.
Carl Green Family
Condolences on the loss of Mr. Wiley. We knew him as a friend and neighbor, fellow firefighter (Daddy and Ralph), and Mason (Ralph and Carlene). He was a good person who will be sorely missed.
Marcy & Bill Mock
Sincere sympathy to the entire Hickox family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Wiley was the most patient man I know. He loved his wife and family and was a good Christian. It was my pleasure knowing him. 🙏🏻🙏🏻😇
Uncle Wiley was very special. He will be miss my all.
Alvin Wiley Hickox
Mr. Alvin Wiley Hickox, 85, of Yulee, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.
He was born in Screven, GA and was a son of the late Joseph Washington Hickox and Viola Walker Hickox. Mr. Hickox moved to Fernandina Beach in 1954 and has been an active member of the community for most of his life.
Mr. Hickox moved to Fernandina Beach at the age of 17 and took a job at the Coca Cola bottling plant on Ash St. At the age of 22 he went to work for the Fernandina Beach Fire Department where he obtained the rank of Lieutenant during his 11-year career as a full-time fireman. At that time firefighters worked 24 hours on and 24 hours off. To spend more time with his family, he left the fire department to take a job with Florida Public Utilities but remained active with the fire department as the volunteer fire chief where he served for an additional 20 years. While at the Fire Department he was known to be a stickler for the maintenance and cleanliness of all the equipment. That trait continued into his personal life as his sons could recall his desire to make sure the cars were clean and waxed each Saturday. A task that took priority over their own Saturday plans.
Mr. Hickox retired from Florida Public Utilities after a 28-year career. He was a member of Amelia Lodge, # 47 F&AM, where he served as Past Master, Morocco Temple and The Scottish Rite Bodies. He was past patron for the Order of the Eastern Star and the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club.
He enjoyed camping and along with his wife, Lucy, they were members of a camping club known as the “Over the Hill Gang”. He enjoyed grilling and will always be remembered for his ribs. Mr. Hickox had a passion for cars, especially old cars that were a “good deal”. Running or not, he would bring them home to tinker with them until he got them sold to move on to the next project.
Active in his faith, Mr. Hickox served as Deacon at Five Points Baptist Church for several years. After moving to Yulee, he was a faithful member of Yulee Baptist Church.
No matter what Mr. Hickox was involved with in the community, his family was his passion and his priority. He dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with them gave him the most pleasure of anything he did. They all fondly remember what was known as his “Wiley-isms”, his unique and entertaining way with words. They were sure to bring a smile to those who knew to listen for them.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Hickox and Bert Hickox.
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Lucy Hickox; his children, Mike Hickox, Malcolm (Pam) Hickox and Vicki (Hotshot) Carter, all of Fernandina Beach; his brothers, James(Betty) Hickox of Yulee, Middie (Dana) Hickox of Jesup, GA, Robert Hickox of Patterson, GA and Claude (Catherine) Hickox of Waycross, GA; his sisters, Freida (Earl) Woodcock of Jesup, GA and Faye Sauls of Yulee; 8 grandchildren, Kimberly Carroll, Lacy Lehman, Marcus Carter, Tori Carter, Alexis Hill, Chelsea Bosch, Hannah Newton and Dalton Hickox; 7 great grandchildren as well as an extended family of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Hickox will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.
He will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery with Masonic Rites.