Sgt. Channing “Bo” Hicks, 24, of 307 Lakecrest Drive, Greer, was KIA in Paktika province, Afghanistan honorably serving his country, on Nov. 16, 2012.
Born in Greer, he was a 2006 Greer High School graduate and was serving in the U.S. Army since graduation.
Surviving are his father and stepmother Chan and Karen Hicks of Lyman; his mother and stepfather, Amy H. and Glenn Shaulis of Piedmont; a son and a daughter, Wesley Bo and Deliah Hicks and their mother, Lisa Danielle Shelton, all of Taylors; two brothers, John Hicks of Greer and Colton Agnew of Starr; one sister, Brinna Hicks of Greer; paternal grandmother, Kaye “Mimi” Hicks of the home; maternal grandmother, Judy Hindman of Greer; maternal grandfather, Frank Holcombe of Greer; great-grandparents, Faye Hicks Page and Lucy and Hollis Westmoreland; uncles and aunts, Dennis “Pepper” Hicks of Greer, Kellee Denyse Hicks of Greer, Kim and Alan Donald of Greer, Benny and Tina Childress of Piedmont and Martin Holcombe; special cousins, Alex, Cole, Tori, Baylee, Ella Grace, Kallee and D.J., Heather and Josh Morgan and their son, Kaiden.
Sgt. Hicks was predeceased by a grandfather, Dennis “Big Pa” Hicks and a great-grandfather, George Hindman.
Visitation was held Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church in Greer.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Wally Winner and Chaplain Steve Shugart. Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park with full military rites.
Honorary escort will be Trey Lewis, Andrew Bradshaw and the Greer High Class of 2006. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675 or Friends of Fallen, P.O. Box 2081, Dover Air Force Base, Del., 19902. Online condolences may be made at thewoodmortuary.com.