passed away on March 23, 2013. He was born on June 24, 1924 in Knott County, KY to parents Jessie and Florindy Hicks. He served in the US Army in WWII
. He was a general contractor in the Valley since 1956. He is survived by his wife Mercy, daughters Patty Mainini and Barbara Sand, brother John Hicks, sister Goldie Charles, as well 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons Richard and Gus Hicks. Graveside services are scheduled on Friday, March 29 at 1 pm at the Nat'l Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phx, AZ 85024.