Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:28 PM
The son of Scott County High School Basketball Coach, Billy Hicks, was remembered tonight following his death this morning. Tyler Hicks was hospitalized Tuesday, following a car wreck.
Tonight was supposed to be about a community coming together, to pray in hopes of keeping 27-year old Tyler Hicks alive, but it was too late he had slipped away.
"It's turned into something where unfortunately we're going to have to pray even harder and remember Tyler as he was and just try to forget about the situation that happened and just celebrate," said Rebecca Gray, a friend of Hicks.
A Scott County basketball player, Hicks played for the Cardinals from 2000 to 2004.
"He will never be forgotten. That's so cliche, a lot of people say it, but it's so true. Every court that we'll ever look at will have Tyler on it, every basketball number 14, will always be Tyler Hick's number," said Shelby Peel, a classmate of Hick's.
The son of Coach Billy Hicks, Tyler grew up playing ball. While the Hicks family wasn't at the vigil, friends of Tyler's say the family is mourning in their own way.
"In true Coach Hicks fashion he was in the gym today, he was at practice with the boys. He had to have that, probably something normal to take this off his mind. I couldn't imagine, of course all of our love and prayers go out to his family tonight," explained Gray.
The official cause of Tyler Hicks' death is pending toxicology results.
Visitation for Hicks will be held Sunday, from 4 until 8 at the Scott County High School Gym. Tyler's funeral is Monday, at 6 o'clock, also at the gym.