Funeral services for Wayland Hicks, 51, of Lindale, were held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Tyler with Rev. Wayne Flowers and Bro. Bobby McClenny officiating.
Interment was in the Bethesda Cemetery with services under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale.
Mr. Hicks died Wednesday July 18, 2018 in Henderson County, Texas. He was born on Sept. 20, 1966 in Tyler to Jerry Dan and Sarah Ann (McClenny) Hicks and was a lifelong resident of Lindale.
A graduate of Lindale High School and Tyler Junior College, Mr. Hicks worked for more than 33 years as a supervisor for the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lindale.
He was a hunting guide for the Baker 3 Ranch in Rocksprings, Texas where his love for music was sparked at campfires while entertaining hunting buddies. He quickly became an East Texas favorite entertaining crowds, telling legendary jokes and sharing his stories through music. His band, “Wayland Hicks and The Travelers’’ had several songs make The Texas Country Music Charts.
Wayland is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wendi Hicks of Lindale; children, Kayli Hicks of Lindale, Konner Hicks of Lindale and Klaire Hicks of Lindale; parents, Dan and Sarah Hicks of Lindale; brothers, Wendell Hicks and spouse Kevin Casey of Tucson, Ariz.; Wesley Hicks and wife, Nadia of Lindale; nieces and nephews and many other family members, dear friends and fans.
Serving as pallbearers were Wesley Hicks, Wendell Hicks, Marc Philpot, Steve Sitton, Craig Wood, Karl Mangrum, Mike Joiner and Chris Keathley. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Wilson, Robert McClain, Buddy Gibson, Caleb Lawrence-Hicks, Cameron Hicks, the members of the “Camp Wisdom Hunting Club”, and the Florida Boys.