Today marks the fortieth anniversary of my father’s passing. Thomas E. Hicks passed away on March 13, 1976 at the age of 40 years.
I know that this post doesn’t really match the theme of this site, but, then again, maybe it does. Although his passing wasn’t the first one I had been through, he was the first close relative I had ever lost. His suicide also had a major effect on the shape and dynamic of our family and our lives going forward.
If there ever was a troubled soul, Tommy Hicks was it. Dad, I hope you finally found the peace you were so desperately looking for.