Larry Hicks (1945 - 2017)

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Larry Hicks, 71, of Clayton, passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton, with Pastor Larry Flint officiating. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery in Clayton. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: The family or Clayton Fire Department. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Hicks was born on Aug. 28, 1945, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Ralph Indianola Hicks and Doris Awanda Long Hicks and Malen Petro. He married Connie Sue Davis on Aug. 26, 1968, in Clayton Methodist Church; she passed away on Nov. 20, 2007.
Larry worked as an oil field producer throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid deer hunter, enjoyed wood working, and loved spending time with family and friends, and drinking Mt. Dew.
He is survived by a daughter, Denise Ferrell (Harlen Jr.) of Clayton; sons, Larry Hicks Jr. (Kelly) of Blandinsville, and Jamie Hicks (Misty) of Clayton, IL; granchildren, Renee Leverton of Quincy, Leslie Leverton of Clayton, Samantha Langan (Jeremy Waters) of Quincy, Kaitlyn Hicks (Coltan Behymer) of Ripley, Grant Hicks of Blandinsville, IL., and Benjamin; great-grandchildren, Riley and Charlie Bartz of Clayton; brothers, Roy Hicks (Mary) of Clayton, and Rex Hicks (companion Toni Gieker) of Clayton; sisters, Donelle Conaway (Gene) of Vandalia, and Becky Stroud (Jack) of Mesquite, Nev.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a friend, Deb Rooker of Clayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, Jack Hicks.
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Hamilton Funeral Home
200 N. Jefferson St.
Clayton, IL 62324
(217) 894-6553
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2017