RICHMOND, Ind. - Larry E. Hicks, 77, of Richmond, Ind., and formerly of New Madison, passed away on Feb. 26, 2013, in Richmond, Ind.
Larry was born in Union City, Ind., on June 29, 1935, to the late Thurman and Faye (Bosworth) Hicks.
Larry was a 1956 graduate of New Madison High School and worked for Belden Wire in Richmond for 37 years as a shipping and receiving supervisor. Larry also proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Larry served as a council member for the city of New Madison and also Mayor of New Madison at one time. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, and watching birds. Larry especially enjoyed working with his hands rather it be woodworking or machinery like his father before him. Larry also enjoyed playing cards, putting together puzzles, the Cincinnati Reds, country music and dancing with his loving wife. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family and close friends.
He was a member of the Druids of Richmond, Eagles, Moose, American Legion Laroy Farst Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Larry was just one of a kind.
In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Maureen (Painter) Hicks, who passed away on March 31, 1999; two brothers, Bill Hicks and Joe Cannon, and his faithful companion, Mitzi.
Larry is survived by a son, Kurt M. Hicks of Centerville, Ohio; a daughter, Shawn and Wayne Bry of Richmond, Ind.; four grandchildren, Cortney Hicks, Kyle Hicks, Bodhi Bry and Griffin Bry; a brother, Gene Cannon of Muncie, Ind.; and two sisters, Grace Eley and Ginny Brooks, both of Florida.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Golden Living Center and AseraCare Hospice for the great care they gave to their father during his stay.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests in honor of their father to send memorial contributions to AseraCare Hospice 4427 Garwood Pl, Richmond, IN 47374.
Arrangements entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.braundpope.com.