Ben Hicks In loving memory of Ben Hicks, 85, of Hixson, TN we celebrate his eternal rest and reward. He passed on March 27, 2022, surrounded at home by his family. He was born October 5, 1936 in Olanta, SC and was the son of Bennie Cleton and Edna E. Graham Hicks. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Kathryn Lynn Pelonero. Survivors include his beloved wife, Janice Hicks, daughters, Kandace (James) Tanner and Kimberly (Keith) Moss, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Known as a gentle and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a man of deep faith and a living testament of many miracles in his lifelong journey, a quiet and gentle spirited man that loved God, family and country. He proudly served in the Air Force, graduated from Emmanuel College in Royston, GA, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Theology from Logos Bible College in Jacksonville, FL, worked many years in television and radio broadcasting, Professor of Radio Communication at Gaston College, Gastonia, NC and then moved to Hixson, TN to be near his children and completed his career working at James Countertops in Office Administration. Ben was a light and inspiration of hope for many from years of ongoing health battles and victories that he overcame clinging to his unwavering faith. In faithful service to God, he ministered for years with his wife, Janice, in teaching and expounding the Gospel of Jesus Christ through discipleship classes and Sunday School, worked countless hours behind the scenes with his daughter, Kandace, in the compilation of translated lessons, videos and music presentations for missions work in Honduras. Though his desire was to travel on the mission field, his health limited this in the natural, yet he took many trips in the spiritual through his service unto God and labor of love in work. He was admired by many and adored by his family. A man of genuine humility that esteemed others better than himself and known by two phrases that described his life…”Gentle Ben” and the “Miracle Man” of faith. His final words with family instructed them to love God, love others and that love is the greatest of all. He lived by this everyday of his life and his works now live in the hearts of his family as a daily reminder. He was not afraid of death, but making sure that his family will be sure to return to him in heaven on that day of Christ's arrival. Like Our Heavenly Father, his words resonate now, I don’t want one to be lost. He will be dearly missed, but he will long be remembered. (Psalm 112:1-6) Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 12 Noon at the Ministry Center, 2929 Hamill Road, Hixson, TN with the Rev. Jimmie Talley officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ministry Center, Hixson, TN. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN (423) 843-2525. Share your memories, stories, and photos at legacyfuneralhome.com.