Carney Nicks led an accomplished life, from his decorated military service to his illustrious banking career. After earning his degree from the University of Tennessee, Nicks proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He made landings in North Africa and Sicily, participated in the Normandy invasion, and was a member of the landing party on Okinawa. Upon returning from his service with the Bronze Star and Silver Star, Nicks served two terms as Dickson County Court Clerk. Afterwards, Nicks was one of the seven organizers and an original director of the Bank of Dickson and then served as the bank’s president from 1958 until 1994. He also served as the bank’s chairman and trust officer prior to his passing in 2003.