Jimmy Lyn Hicks


Lewisburg-Jimmy Lyn Hicks, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born in Houston, TX, May 25, 1937, the son of W. B. Hicks and Bonnie Craig Hicks.
He was a 1955 graduate of W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, and of Northwestern University where he received BS and MS degrees in journalism.
Mr. Hicks was a reporter at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and a writer and correspondent for Life Magazine in New York and Los Angeles. In the 1960s, he was Life Magazine’s Bureau Chief in London, England, and later became an editor at Time-Life Books in Alexandria, VA, where he directed such series as “The Old West,” “The Seafarers,” “The Epic of Flight” and “Mysteries of the Unknown.” He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Old Stone Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Lydia Preston Hicks of Lewisburg; five sons, Craig Pinder Hicks of Berkeley, CA, John William James Hicks of Paris, France, Sam Adams Hicks of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and William Preston Hicks and Blair Montgomery Hicks of Alexandria, VA; as well as a brother, Jerry Hicks, of Eugene, OR.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg.
The family suggests donations in his memory be made to Princeton Health Care Center, 315 Courthouse Road, Princeton, WV 24740.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.