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-
Dr. Hicklin was preceded in death by his son, Thomas
Weldon Hicklin, M.D.