He was the son of the late Robert Hicks and Madge Rider Hicks. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Pendley; and brother, Alexander Hicks.
Woodrow was a self employed cabinet maker.
He is survived by his wife, Earlene Hicks, Dahlonega; sisters, Lorene Parker, Cordele, Ga., Mildred Reeves, Dahlonega, Faye Martin, Dahlonega, Wanda Miller, Buford, Ga.; brothers, Robert Hicks, Dawsonville, Roger Hicks, Dawsonville, Ralph Hicks, Dahlonega; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Earl and Dot Sanford, Dahlonega, John and Barbara Sanford, Jackson, Ga.; brother-in-law, Horace Sanford, Dahlonega; niece, Sally McElduff; nephew, Raymond Sanford; nieces and nephews, Tank, Tenny, Todd, Frances, Kaye, Sissy, Renee, and Pumpkin. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 26, 2011 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Tommy Ross officiated.
Interment followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawsonville.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.