I have the book "The Hicks Families of Western North Carolina: Watauga River Lines". On page 157 Harry Hicks is shown as the son of Willet Hicks (b.9 Nov 1916) and Goldie Woods. They had four children: Wade, Harry, Glen, and Betty Jean who married Wayne Buchanan. No birth or death dates are shown for Harry. However, he was married to Dorothy Carpenter. They had three children: Loretta, Timmy, Chris. The book does not go into specifics of occupations so I do not know if this is the same person you are searching for. Willet and descendants are descendant of Goulder Hicks.
The book is out of print.