James R. Hicks Sr., 77, of Brookville died March 28, 2020, at Reid Health in Richmond, IN.Jim was born on October 7, 1942 to Bert and Ethel Bryant Hicks. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Jim married Betty Strope on May 7, 1965 in South Bend, Indiana. He had worked at MMI in Harrison, Ohio, retiring after seventeen years of service and was a member of Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion of Brookville. Jim enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and family, attending Bluegrass Festivals and playing music. He also loved fishing, having cookouts, going to tractor pulls and the sale barn.Jim is survived by three children: Charlene Robertson and husband, Rick of Milan, Kevin Hicks and wife, Tawnya of Brookville, and James Hicks Jr. of Brookville; nine grandsons; four great-grandchildren; a sister: Billie Maxie of Metamora; and a brother: Rick Hicks and wife Barbara of Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on January 2, 2015, a daughter Billie Jo Upchurch, a sister Jean Hamilton, and a brother Jerry Hicks.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at a later date to honor Jim’s life. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion in Brookville. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff assisted the family with the arrangements and were honored to serve Jim’s family.