Walter Dean Hicks – age 87 of Polo, MO, completed his earthly journey on March 7, 2024, in Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, MO, surrounded by loved ones. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Zimmerman Cemetery in care of the funeral home. A service celebrating Dean’s life will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Polo Community Church (600 Main St, Polo).  The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Zimmerman Cemetery, south of Polo. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Polo (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at