John Ed "Jed" Hicks
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John Ed "Jed" Hicks, 58 years old, of rural Shellsburg, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on August 4, 1955, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Elgie Arvil and Mildred Eileene (Middleton) Hicks. He graduated from Newton High School in 1973. Until he retired, Mr. Hicks was an electrician and lineman for Alliant Energy. In his free time, he enjoyed camping and fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He also had a knack for taking care of house plants.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his mother and step father, Mildred Hicks and Leonard McClenathan of Independence, Iowa, 2 sons, Tom Hicks of Des Moines, and Brian (Heather) Hicks of Altoona, and 4 grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 brother, Jess (Sherry) Hicks of Des Moines, a niece, Amanda of Ames, numerous cousins, and his Best Friend, Stacy Zonka of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. His cremated remains will be placed in the Cremation Garden at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may gather for visitation for an hour before services at the funeral home.
White Funeral Home
400 First Street West
Independence, IA 50644
Published in Des Moines Register on June 22, 2014