James Vernon Hicks, 56, of Thornton, died August 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.
He was a son of Wilma Dean Curtis Hicks of Isom and the late Ernest Ray Hicks.
Surviving in addition his mother are two brothers, Paul Dean Hicks of Isom and Bobby Ray Hicks of Tampa, Fla., and a sister, Martha Jane Hicks of Millstone.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Kay Hicks.
Funeral services were held August 17 at Pine Creek Pentecostal Church.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.