Richard M. Hicks
Richard M. Hicks, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 20, 2010.

He was born in Orgas, W. Va. and had been an area resident for 69 years. He was a veteran of the Marines and had been employed in quality control at B&W, retiring after 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, National Muzzleloading Rifle Assoc., Canal Fulton Ramrod Club, Zeppelin Rifle and Pistol Club, North Lawrence Fish and Game Club, Ohio Long Rifle Club and had been secretary of the National Rifle Club.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Martha; son, Steven and brother Ronald, and is survived by his children, Jeff (Rhonda) Hicks, Mike (Kari) Hicks and Julie (Kevin) Patrick; brother, Roger (Delores) Hicks; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church. Interment will be held at Greensburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel), 1990 S. Main St. in Akron. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steven Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund at Coventry Schools. Anthony Funeral Homes


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I received a note from Legacy regarding the anniversary of Richs passing. Rich was a great friend and the most helpful person to all who needed him. He was a true servant of the members of Local 900.
I think of Rich & Martha often and especially when I go by there home. He was a true friend and I miss his company. We spent many hours together talking strategy and the help he gave me was immeasurable. He was a wonderful person and the best friend anyone could have asked for. He will always be a memory with me for my lifetime.
James Pressley
September 15, 2019
Julie, Mike and Jeff,

I just read of your Dad's passing. Even though it has been nearly a year, I was deeply moved to read of it. You may recollect that when we were unruly kids, you lived across the creek and through the woods from the Kellys. My dad had died and your Dad was kind, powerful and understanding. I remember the glint in his eye and his love of fun (and of his dog, Tar!), his honesty, and his ability to see through any hogwash from us, the kids, as we learned, and as he taught, how to get on in the world. I also remember and will never forget that he helped build my cub scout pinewood derby when I had no Dad to assist. Anyway, he will always be, in my heart, a great man. I wish you all the very best as you carry forward his memory. Blessings to all of you,

-Ed Kelly
Edward Kelly
August 2, 2011
Julie, Mike & Jeff,

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was truly a kind and compassionate man. My father, Harold (Polecat) Porter and Rich were Great Friends - may years together at Canal Fulton Ramrod Club and various other gun shows. He would alway stop out on Nimisila Rd. and see Dad-as they enjoyed the same hobbies, gun and such. Dad loved Rich and gave him his pocket watch before he passed away. I can rejoice knowing they are having a good time in Heaven.

My thought and prayers for your families.
Donna Porter
October 6, 2010
Our Deepest regrets, we were so sorry to hear about Rich. He was a great volunteer at Pebble Creek and friendly to everyone. We will miss him.
Activity Staff Pebble Creek
October 4, 2010
Julie and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss and wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you.
Emily Keener
September 30, 2010
So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Know he will be missed by all. Worked with him at B&W, and he was a fine man.
Mel Grand
September 28, 2010
He was a great soccer coach. Very loving towards all of us. Thanks Mom and Dad Hicks.
Ann Koehler-Salvino
September 28, 2010
We are so very sorry for the loss of this great man who endured loss of his own but never a broken spirit. He remained full of kindness and love for all those he loved and those he came in contact with. His life was full and he loved visiting family (including his Uncle Kermit and Aunt Carolyn Jarvis). He was a blessing to all. God bless you all with His comfort and peace and promise of eternal life through His son Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jimmy &Jeanie Jarvis (cousins)
Pastor Jimmy & Jeanie Jarvis
September 24, 2010
So glad I talked to Ricky last month and he came to visit me when in Florida the last time. Soundra O'Neal (cousin in Florida)
Soundra O'Neal
September 24, 2010
Dear Mike, Kari and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you all were to Dad and Grandpa. I enjoyed the times I was at your home for dinner and had the opportunity to meet him. He proved to be the man you all said he was. I love you all and will be praying for the memories of all the good times you had to become vivid to each of you as you greive his loss.
Janet Hall
September 24, 2010
Richards family. He was a great man. He always saw the big picture,He was a mentor a friend. He had very big shoulders for everyone to lean on. Robert B Mckinney Jr
robert mckinney
September 24, 2010
Jeff, Julie, Mike and children, We are so sorry for your loss of your father and grandfather. We have nothing but fond memories of the time that we spent with him. I lost a good friend. He advised me with good judgement and wisdom. He taught me much about interests that we shared. I enjoyed the times that we spent at different ranges and will remember them always. Your father was a very special man and our family has lost a very dear member. The world will be a different place without him. Love and prayers to all of you.
Rick & Karen Unkefer
September 24, 2010
Dear Julie, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and prayers,
Tim and Linda(Kritzell)Weaver & family
Linda Weaver
September 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

September 24, 2010
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Marion Young
September 24, 2010
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aaron, Jennifer, & Cordelia Metzger
September 24, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing.

Katherine Karraker
September 24, 2010
Jeff, Mike and Julie,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and our dear friend. We are blessed to have been his friend and have many wonderful memories. Words can't describe the impact that he had on our lives. Our memories of Rich will include his wisdom, integrity and desire to help others. We find comfort in Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints".
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. You were all so important and precious to Rich.
Jim and Trish Pressley
September 23, 2010
Jeff, Julie, Mike and children, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your family has carried many crosses these past few years but God's grace will once again carry you through. Your parents were wonderful people, and now they are together in heaven, enjoying their son, Steve, and all that heaven has to offer; no pain, no heartache, but only peace and joy. They are with you always. Don't forget that. Love and Prayers -- The McNeill Family
September 23, 2010
Sorry to here about Rich, He was a very good man and friend.
Tom & Orva Cross
September 23, 2010
The family of Richard Hicks. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. My sincere condolences to all of you. Rick was a good friend on mine for many years.
We met at the Canal Fulton Rifle Range and our interest in rifles has created a lasting friendship. He was among the best! I will miss him very much.
Clark Frazier
September 23, 2010
A great man has passed...he will be remembered and missed.
William and Kathy Brown
September 23, 2010
Family, Our sincere condolences for your loss of a husband/father/grandfather/ friend. Rich was a great man with a warm smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron & Carolyn Roseberry (Hicks)
September 23, 2010
Josh, Ashley, Stephanie and Richard, We are so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa. He loved you guys so much. He will be missed by all. Love ya, Mam-Maw, Aunt Paula, Uncle Dusty and Uncle Johnny
Paula Stump
September 22, 2010
Jeff, Julie and Mike, Sorry for your loss, your father was a Wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with all you at this time. Love Mom, Paula, Johnny and Dusty.
Jackie Stalnaker
September 22, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to his family & friends. If there was a better man I haven't met him. I will miss him . Rest well you have earned it.
Robt. Stewart
September 22, 2010
Julie, Mike and Jeff: I was sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.
Suzan (Layman) Sharp
September 22, 2010
September 21, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bill&Rose Smith
September 21, 2010
Julie and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your dad and grandfather. May your treasured memories of your dad and his zest for life be a comfort to you now and as you mourn his loss in the years to come. JoNell & Tom
JoNell Strough
September 21, 2010
Dear Julie,
We are saddened by the misfortune of your Father. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Our hearts and our thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time.
With All Our Love,
Dad and Sandi
Lee and Sandi Patrick
September 21, 2010
Rest in peace Uncle Rick. I have nothing but good memories of you, the "gentle giant" of my childhood and beyond. My condolences to Mike, Jeff & Julie. You're Dad was a very special man and will be missed by many.
Sue Lengi/LaCroix
September 21, 2010
Julie, Mike, Jeff and families....
I do not really have the words to express the level of my sympathy on the loss of your dad (grandpa, uncle, friend, etc.) It is so tragic since he had a zest for life recently and was able to get through too many of life's challenges. Yet, he remained kind, faithful, and gentle. However, I truly believe he is now surrounded by more love than we can even imagine.
Keeping you all in prayer.
See you later in the week,
Cindee Case
September 21, 2010
Everyone that knew Rick knew he was a special person. I am so sorry for Julie, Mike, Jeff and his whole family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Rachel
Rachel Case-Williamson
September 21, 2010
September 21, 2010
Mike, Julie, Jeff, and families: I'm very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He always stopped to say hello when he was on his walks. Please accept my condolences.
Cathy Doerman (Layman)
September 21, 2010
Kari, Mike and family... there are no words.our heart goes out to you all. May God hold you all in the palm of his hands as you go through this. Stella, John and family
September 21, 2010
Rich always had a smile, no matter what. I think alot of people will miss that, but it can live in our memories. Please accept our sincere sympathy as you morn your loss.
Dale & Barb Piper (Desenco)
September 21, 2010
I am so deeply saddened to hear the news.

Words at such a time......... What does one say to give comfort.....

He has always been dear to me, in many ways, over the years. I have always admired how wonderful he was to others. His attitude and fortitude, was truly inspirational.
May his kind spirit, gentle nature, and unwavering integrity live on, in the many lives he has touched so dearly. May we all find peace in knowing how much he loved his family and in how much they love him. And, may time and fond memories, bring peace and comfort, to all those who mourn his passing.
My life is better for knowing him… I will miss his smiling face, and I will carry him in my heart, always...
Rest in peace dear friend, Uncle Rick.
Terry & Gene
Terry Thompson
September 21, 2010
Rich was a very good friend to my dad and mom (Howard and Ruth Heitger), along with the rest of my brothers and sisters through the Canal Fulton Ramrod Club. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
Ruth (Heitger) Graham
Ruth Graham
September 21, 2010
Denise Haynes
September 21, 2010