James Joe Hicks

July 29, 1942 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 75)


James Joe Hicks ​- age 75 of Polo, MO passed away at 7:30 PM, Monday evening, January 29th, 2018 at his home surrounded by loving family.  He was born on July 29th, 1942 in Longmont, CO, the son of Dean Hershell and Maryetta Faye (Price) Hicks. Jim was a 1961 graduate of Polo High School. He was a lifelong, self-employed carpenter. Jim loved the Lord and loved life.  He got a lot of enjoyment out of helping others.  Jim loved his family and his friends.  He never met a stranger. Jim could always find joy in almost all situations.  Most of all, Jim wanted everybody to know the joy he found in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Merlin Hicks.  Survivors include: wife of 54 years, Shirley Ann (Curp) Hicks; son, Danny Joe (Karen) Hicks of Polo, MO; daughter, Renee Sue (Bob) Kuehl of Moberly, MO; daughter, Jamie Joetta (Darrell) Moon of Kingston, MO; son, Jason Scott (Christal) Hicks of Hamilton, MO; brother, Walter Dean Hicks of Polo, MO; grandchildren: Lance (Lauren) Hicks, Cody (Ashley) Hicks, Kaleb Hicks, Trevor Logan, Corie (Josh) Stevens, Makayla (Luke) Burton, Dawlson Moon, Jalyn (Thaddeus) Rinehart, Lydia Moon, Kylar Daniel Hicks; great-grandchildren: Keelan Logan, Ellah Brooke Logan, Carina and Liam Stevens.  Many other nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sisler in-laws, family and friends. Jim will be dearly missed.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at Shiloh Baptist Church west of Polo, MO. A carry in lunch will follow the services at the church. The family kindly welcomes all to attend the lunch and asks that you bring a dish. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to the church in loving memory of James Joe Hicks and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home (301 E. Elm St Polo, MO 64671). Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Polo, MO. Online guestbook at

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