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James Jesse Hicks, 83, of Phoenix, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born on December 8, 1929 to the late James and Lutie (Cook) Hicks in Morenci, AZ.  After graduating from Cliffton High School James entered the United States Army and received the Korean Service Metal with 3 Bronze Service Stars.  He worked as a Lineman for Salt River Project for over 25 years.  James is survived by his son – Ron (Diana) Hicks; his older brother, Norman (Delores) Hicks;  2 grandsons, Shawn Hicks and Bryan Hicks; 4 great grandchildren, Jocelyn, Savannah, Vincent, and Donovan; and loving girlfriend, Barbara DeBlock.  Graveside Services with Military Honors will be at 9:30 a.m., Friday, October 25, 2013 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Services – North Central Chapel.