LEWIS BIER HICKS
September 4, 1930 - April 4, 2021
Lewis ("Louie") was born in Fresno, California. He served as a Corporal in the 15th infantry in the Army during the Korean War. In July of 1951, Louie married his high school sweetheart Phyllis Hall. In 1968 the family moved to Bakersfield to open up Happy Steak Restaurants and a Perko's Coffee Shop. When he was not working at the restaurants, he enjoyed lending a hand at the church, traveling abroad with friends and family or volunteering through the work and witness program with the church. Louie was an amazing husband, father, loving Grandpa, and Great Grandpa. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back.
He is now reunited with his beloved wife (Phyllis), his dear son (Kenny), granddaughter (Erica Hicks), grandson (Kevin Priddy), his parents, and brothers. Surviving loved ones: Brother Alvin, Children: Janell (Rick) Priddy and Larry (Sherry) Hicks. Grandchildren: Jennifer (Clint) Baird, Nikki (Mark) Creasey, Chad (Melissa) Brown, Sarah (Mike) Estrada, Brittany (Brian) Kaus, Kristen (Grant) Gee, Sean (Danika) Patterson, Heath (Alex) Patterson and Tyler (Brooklyn) Patterson. Along with 18 great-grandchildren, whom he loved to watch grow and attending their activities.
A special Thank You to our Adventist Health Hospice team, Jessica, Charity, and Chaplin Justin for their loving care that was given to our family during this time.
A viewing will be held on April 10, 2021, at 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, Funeral to follow at 10:00 AM, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2801 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Lewis Hicks to First Church of the Nazarene.