Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941

James Hicklin DR. JAMES WELDON HICKLIN, PHD., 80, died on Oct. 12, 2004 in Kilgore, TX. He was born July 31, 1923 in Dallas, TX, the son of Frank and Kitty Hicklin. Dr. Hicklin attended public schools in Ranger, TX. He served our country in WWII in the Navy, Marines & Army Air Corps. He was wounded in a battle in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Hicklin received his PhD in Clinical Pathology from Baylor University. Dr. Hicklin did research for Wadley Blood Bank in Dallas for several years. He was a 50-year Mason, a member of the Hella Temple Shrine, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Dr. Hicklin moved to Colorado City, TX in the late 1950's where he was a Clinical Pathologist at Root Memorial Hospital; now known as Mitchell County Hospital. While in Colorado City he started the Wadley Blood Bank of Colorado City. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Jeane Hicklin of Kilgore; three sons, James Inman of Mansfield, TX, Gerald "Scooter" McGaha of Colorado City, Gregg McGaha of Anchorage, AK; two daughters, Nawana "Suzi" Hernandez of Independence, MO, Arminda Russell of Kilgore; eleven grandchildren; & nine great-grand- children. Dr. Hicklin was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Weldon Hicklin, M.D.