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1 of 30 | Posted by: omega vires - london, KY - Family

“I was in drama class with David at Robinson High School. I had stage fright, David always made me laugh and put me at ease. He just had a way of...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Boo Navantu - Tampa - Classmate

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I've been a dance student of Mr.Hicks for many years. I always looked forward to his big smile as he greeted me with ...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Ruby Kelley - Orlando, FL

“David has a special place in our family's heart. When our daughter was murdered, David and his group wrote a song 'Lord Hold on to Michelle' and they...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Connie Van Ness - Daytona Beach, FL

“Our family offers our deepest condolences. David taught dance & theater at our daughter's dance studio. He was a funny, talented & loving man who...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Kim Palmieri - Orlando, FL

“A joyous bright light has left this world to become a welcoming brilliant star in the next. Al and I will greatly miss your sweet smile, kind and...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Alexis Dunwell - Saint Cloud, FL

“Once again the decedents of Andrew and Mary Hicks are reminded of just how fragile this physical life is with the loss of David Ballard Hicks, one of...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Burtus Hicks - Rocky Gap, VA

“The name David means "Beloved" and that he was."When someone you love becomes a memory, the memories become treasures."Thank you David B Hicks for...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Marian Duffy - Orlando, FL

“So deeply saddened by the passing of this unique individual. Though we never met, we had several conversations for an event he was going to provide...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Beverley RothmanBuck - Orlando, FL

“There are no words grand enough to capture David's presence in our lives. He will remain a unique spirit to each of us. The moment his bright Earthly...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Cheri Nixon - Wood Dale, IL

“I am so very sorry for your loss. From Wendy Faircloth Norwood's Mom ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Sandra Knapp - Acquaintance

“I am so heartbroken. I will always have a special place in my heart that will never be filled by anyone. Cousin David you were a unique special...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie Isakson - Chicago, IL

“Shirley & I will always remember David fondly as a dance instructor and so much more. His humor and talents always had us looking forward to the...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Shirley - Orlando, FL

“I light this candle in your honor and I will be expecting my dance when it is my turn to leave this earth. RIP my dear friend. Love you. ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Elizabeth Kern - Tucson, AZ

“David and I attended Daytona State in the 80's /90's and were in the music program. He was a wonderful, talented, and funny young man. I was pleased...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Starling - Edgewater, FL

“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corintians 5:8 But what a tremendous loss...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Celeste Molina - Tampa, FL

“So truely sorry for your loss ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Tracy Webb-Miller - Classmate

“You made an impact David. You made a difference in this world. You will be remembered and you will be missed. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Hughes-Doucette - Fredonia, WI

“RIP my fellow Christian brother. I know you are in paradise entertaining our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You were well loved down here and I...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Kris Carlson - Brandon, FL

“David was my ballroom dance teacher for many years. He was a very sweet person and was very fun! He wanted to make each dance an experience and...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Gaylord - Orlando, FL

“My prayers goes out to the family. He will be missed dearly! ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Sandra Cannon - Birmingham, AL

“I shall miss you very much, my dear friend. You made the world a much brighter place with your smile, sense of humor and incredible kindness. I'm...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Wendy Faircloth Norwood - PA

“David and I performed together in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at the IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora about 2011. It was a two person play and the...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Mulholland - Mount Dora, FL

“I am still in shock that he is gone. Mr. Hicks (as we students called him) was a great teacher, good person and always had a smile to share. I...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Peterson - Orlando, FL

“Dance with the Angels ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Romansky - Orlando, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. David was an amazing, kind-hearted, selfless person and I feel blessed to have had his friendship. He will be greatly...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Donise Lee - Orlando, FL - Friend

“David was my ballroom dance instructor for many years. He was always happy to see me and will be sorely missed. My deepest and sincere condolences to...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Jane Harrison - Ocoee, FL

“So very sorry for your loss. David and I were friends at RHS and he always made me smile and laugh. Wonderful soul. Prayers sent for healing. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Teacy Adams - Tampa, FL - Friend

“WE WILL DANCE EVERY DAY FOR YOU MY DEAR CUZS, WE GOING MISS YOU WE DACE IN HEAVAN TOGETHER OND DAY ,WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND SOUL ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: donna and j.d roark - CORBIN, KY

“A blue candle for David's Blue Eyes....There are so many wonderful times Dave and I had together, it's hard to put into words just one and what he...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Lyndsay Larson - Chandler, AZ


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David B. Hicks, 51, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 11, 2017. David was born on September 16, 1965 to Ballard and Geneva Hicks in Tampa, Florida.

David was loved by all who knew him. In his 51 years, David was able to make a difference to so many. A dedicated Christian, David worked as a missionary in Haiti to help build houses, shelters and churches for homeless refugees. He volunteered for Toys for Tots for many years.

David graduated with honors from Robinson High School where he served as class president in 1982. He was also in chorus and Choraleers. and a member of the Christian athletes under Coach Mann at Robinson. He played football for Robinson and was a male cheerleader and mascot for the Robinson Knights.
He was well loved by fellow classmates.

David was a talented entertainer, always able to bring a smile to everyone. He worked as a senior dance instructor, and was a freelance actor, comedian, and improv artist. David was part of an Improv Acting team which aired on CCTV in Orlando, circa 2000-2001

David is survived by his loving mother, Geneva "Genny" Williams and brother, Danny Hicks.