HICKS, II, Dana M. DANA M. HICKS II Dana M. Hicks II. 82, of Dunwoody, passed away August 23, 2014. Born in Charleston, WV, on August 8, 1932 to Dana M. Hicks Sr. and Thelma Hicks and was raised in Webster Springs, WV. Dana was known by his many friends and family as Dan or "Hacker" based on his love for golf. Dan completed high school in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1950. He travelled extensively across Europe and the U.K. as a young man. At West Virginia University, he studied business, was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and graduated in 1954. He was a 4 year varsity letterman in golf and truly loved the game. After graduation from WVU, Dan served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years as an Intelligence Officer in Washington DC. During these years, he met and later married Bernice Dallenbach in 1956. Dan earned his MBA from George Washington University in 1959. Dan initially worked for Mobil Oil Company, Alcoa Aluminum, and Piedmont Plating before starting Dana Hicks Company in 1963, a Manufacturers Representative Company serving the aviation industry with industrial ladders, work platforms and LEKTRO air tugs. Dan loved to travel. He had a photographic memory of autobahns, cities, villages, restaurants, pubs, museums and sights all over the world. He loved golf and played many rounds with his close friends at Dunwoody Country Club. He was an active member at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Dan is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bernice "Dal" Hicks , his four sons - Dana III and his wife Caroline, David, Randall and wife Graeme, and Dale and wife Kim. Dan has five loving grandchildren - Mariclaire Hicks, Ian Hicks, Palmer Hicks, Parker Hicks and Hunter Hicks. Dan was the head of a kind, compassionate, intellectually stimulating and principled home in which he raised his family. Dan and Dal also opened their home often to visitors with Friendship Force from all over the world. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Dan Hicks's life will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11 am at Peachtree Presbyterian Church at 3434 Roswell Road in Kellet Chapel. A reception will follow at PPC in the Williams Center. In lieu of flowers, the Hicks family encourages friends to make a contribution in honor of Dan Hicks to American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.diabetes.org and click on "Give Now" box in upper right corner of webpage or mail contributions to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 in memory of Dana M. Hicks II.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 31, 2014.
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August 31, 2014
My deepest sympathies for the Hicks family. May you and your loved ones find comfort in the promise found in Ps 34 : 17-18. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you during this difficult time.
B. R.
August 31, 2014
My deepest condolences at the loss of Dan. In your moments of sorrow please allow God and His word the Bible be the strength and comfort. (Is. 41:10).
S. S.
August 31, 2014
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. May you continue to cherish the memories of your loved one.
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