Hartford “Buddy” Dwight Hicks, age 48 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Christian faith. He was employed at Dempsey Welding and was a loving husband, son, father, brother and friend who will be greatly missed. Buddy was preceded in death by his son, Blake Hicks. He is survived by his loving wife, of 18 years, April Hicks, parents, Hartford and Pat Hicks, children, David Klopp, Christian Klopp and Austin Hicks, sisters, Christy Ramey and Lori (Bubba) Drew and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Lebron Brandon officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the funeral time at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.