Here is the post from his son Robert:
Hello everyone. My dad passed today (1-24-23). He took care of us all the way on his final approach. We wanted to share
“High Flight” with those who knew him.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”
During his career with Delta Air Lines he safely delivered millions of passengers to their final destinations. Today he safely arrived at his.
Edward I Hicks
Feb 11, 1942 – Jan 24, 2023
Edward Irvin Hicks, 80, resident of Ninety Six, husband of Leslie Bashnan Hicks, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Self Regional Healthcare.
Born February 11, 1942, in Seguin, TX, he was a son of the late Charles George and Norma L. Clark Hicks. He was a graduate of University of South Carolina and was an United States Air Force veteran, attending pilot training at Moody Air Force Base, he then spent 6 years as an instructor pilot at Laredo AFB and a fighter pilot at Grissom AFB. Ed was a founding member of The Lima Lima Flight Team, and during his tenure with Lima Lima, he flew the slot position. Edward Hicks retired from Delta Air Lines after 32 years of service.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Warbirds of America, and The Single Action Shooting Society.
Surviving in addition to his wife Leslie, are a daughter, Kristine Hicks Laca of Montevideo, Uruguay; a son, Robert Edward Hicks (Angela) of Leonardtown, MD; two grandchildren, Alexandra Laca Hicks and Jackson Robert Hicks; and a sister, Nancy H. Coursey.
He was predeceased by a brother, Dale Allen Hicks.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. https://youtu.be/i7NOBbZp62o