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William G. “Bill” Hicks                  Send flowers
Services: A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday July 10, 2021 from 2 to 5 pm at Dry Lane Construction, 376 Dry Lane Rd. LaRue, Ohio 43332, all are welcome. Bring a memory and share a laugh and a smile Add to Google Calendar
William G. “Bill” HicksFlagWilliam G. “Bill” Hicks, 80, of LaRue passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Bill was born November 2, 1940 in Sharkey, KY to the late Willis and Rusha (Kegley) Hicks. He graduated from the LaRue High School, class of 1959. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted into the US Army. After being discharged and returning home, he began working at  Quaker Oats  in Marion. He worked in the shipping department until Quaker closed their doors. He then worked at LaRue Millworks before he retired.

Bill always loved the great outdoors. He especially enjoyed raising horses and tinkering around on his farm. Going to auctions was one of his guilty pleasures and he always enjoyed getting the last winning bid.

Bill is survived by his siblings: Jack (Sue) Hicks of Apollo Beach, FL, Barb Adams of Marion, Jo Creamer and Dan (Claudia) Hicks, both of LaRue, Rick Hicks of Cardington, Pam Warner of Marion, and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.  
Preceding him in death were grandparents, brothers-in-law Jerry Adams and Jim Warner, and sister-in-law Nancy Hicks.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday July 10, 2021 from 2 to 5 pm at Dry Lane Construction, 376 Dry Lane Rd. LaRue, Ohio 43332, all are welcome. Bring a memory and share a laugh and a smile.

Private burial will take place in the LaRue Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Church of the Brethren, 860 E. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: John Joseph Appelfeller
Fort Worth, TX
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 5:50 PM

To the whole Hicks family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. I remember Bill as a warm, gentle and kind person when we lived on the Jones Farm. I can see that great big smile on his face right now.

Love to all,
JJ and Lisa Appelfeller

Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM


#3 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 6:13 AM

I was sadden to learn of Bill's passing.  He always greeted you with his big smile and no one was a stranger to him.  Know he will be missed.

#4 from: Matt Appelfeller
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 7:33 AM

Huge memories of this man going back to LaRue-Greencamp days when I could have slept in his shoe. As a wee lad I was awestruck by this giant of a man and have been ever since. I will miss that chin, and the giant smile perched above it.

#5 from: Mark Appelfeller
Louisville, CO
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 10:07 AM

To Rick & Pam & All of Bill's Family, So sorry for your loss. All who knew him lost a friend,, the tall friendly guy with a constant smile. An endearing and enduring legacy.

#6 from: William Alley
La Rue
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 12:08 PM

To all of Bill's family, I will miss Bill a former customer and a friend. Loved seeing Him at auctions and trying to get a hint what He was After. I knew better than to bid against Him when He had that gleam in His Eye's. Bill will be missed.

#7 from: Bob and Sally Cobb
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 12:28 PM

We are sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a great person and will definitely be missed by many.

#8 from: Dianna Johnson
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Sorry to hear this Wonderful Family lost your brother.  He will be missed in the neighborhood.

#9 from: Laura and Terry Wdder
Walterboro, South Carolina
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Our deepest sympathy 🙏🏽
Bill always greeted me with a smile.  My grandmother Idella had a salt dip collection that she left to me and Bill always asked about it .  He loved his collectibles
You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers

#10 from: Susan O’Hara McElheny
La Rue
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 3:46 PM

I am so sorry to read of Bill’s passing.  I always enjoyed chatting with him about his most recent auction purchases.  There was often one or two salt cellars that were just a bit different than he had in his collection.  Fly high with the angels, Bill.  I am picturing that big smile .

#11 from: Amy Hayes
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 5:54 PM

Dear Hicks Family, Sending each one of you prayers and hugs. I have always kept Uncle Bill and all of the Hicks family in my heart and consider them as family. The Hicks family has also always done the same to me. Uncle Bill will be missed by so many. God bless you all and I pray you are keeping your wonderful memories close. Love Amy Hayes and family.

#12 from: Pat Burk
4707 firstenberger rd marion oh 43302
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 6:19 PM


#13 from: Harvey Osborn
Township road 230 LaRue
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Jessica and I Harvey Osborn sends our deepest condolences to Bill family’s.
The neighborhood is not gooding to be the same without Bill.

#14 from: Kevin Hedges
Oregon, Ohio
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 7:28 PM

So sorry Rick to hear about your brother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

#15 from: Dan and Kim Kerns
West Mansfield
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 8:59 PM

We are so sorry for your loss,So glad we had the opportunity to meet Bill at Mat and Emily's children's birthday partys,such a sweet soul
Keeping you all in our Thoughts and Prayers

#16 from: Bill and Betty McElroy
New Bloomington, OH
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:09 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a nice guy who always wore a welcoming smile that made conversation with him so easy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.  God bless, Bill and Betty McElroy.

#17 from: Erik and Cheryl Johnson
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:17 PM

So so sad that our area has lost another good guy. We always saw him with a smile on his face no matter what was going on. He always just made you feel good when you saw him because he was so happy. Of course, he might share an ornery joke with you too! The Hick's family has our sincere sorrow for their lose and our prayers.

Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:22 PM

I am so sorry to see this. I am thinking of all of you! Sending love and hugs!

#19 from: Barb Holcomb Daily
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:52 PM

Such a sad time for our community.  I will miss his smile and that ornery look he always had.

#20 from: Sue Harmon
Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 10:30 PM

I have known Bill for several years and my late husband talk of Bill many antic for his closest friends  Fly high Bill you certainly deserve it with all the people who knew and loved you You will be missed by many but many people will have pleasant memories of knowing you

#21 from: Eric and Debbie Weston
565 Uhler RD Marion Ohio
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Sorry for your loss are thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

#22 from: Ryan & Jo Weston
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:26 AM

Dear Pam    
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing  it was great to visit with him when he came over to see Dad last year and reminisce  the ol Quaker days. deepest condolences to you & your family
Ryan & Jo

#23 from: Diana Wilson
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:26 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful person always had a smile on his face. Wishing your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My Sincere Sympathy

#24 from: Pat Krebehenne
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 1:13 PM

Bill had been a client of mine for many years. He and my late husband enjoyed many great conversations about collecting, auctions and many things they had in common.  He was a very intelligent, interesting caring person and it has been an honor to know him.  Prayers are with his entire family.  Pat Krebehenne

#25 from: Dresback  family
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:50 PM

So Sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

#26 from: Jeff and Gerry Greenwood
Columbus, OH 43235
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 4:51 PM

We are so sorry to hear of a Bill’s passing. We know that he will be sorely missed. It would have been good to see him again and discuss the possibility of a Triple Crown for this year or hear one of his jokes again. We wish you comfort and peace in this time.
Jeff and Gerry

#27 from: Karen Hedges Freyhof
Prospect, Ohio
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 7:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and never forget the sweet memories you shared.

#28 from: Madge James
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 8:17 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. God bless you all. I am so glad I got to spend time with Bill a few years back and went to lots of auctions with him.  He had such a kind heart and so helpful to anyone who needed it. I will miss his cards and letters and phone chats. Rest In Peace Bill.

#29 from: Joseph Derringer
Bullhead City, AZ.
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 8:41 PM


#30 from: Mary Howell
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 9:35 PM

Dear Hicks Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He always had a smile and was so friendly to everyone he met.  I enjoyed seeing him at auctions because he always  had so much fun.  Sending my condolences and keeping your family in prayer.

#31 from: Jodi Dilsaver
La Rue
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Every time I saw  Bill I got a smile and a hug. He had a way of always making you feel better. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers for you all.

#32 from: Brian E. Napper
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:21 PM

May God be with your family.

#33 from: Molly B. and Richard Burns
Moline, Illinois
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Our deepest sympathies to all members of the Hicks family. Heaven will be getting some wonderful pies now that Bill has arrived.  God Bless

#34 from: Bill Ballinger
Reno, Nevada
Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Bill was a member of friendliest and happiest families that I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Their smiles and wonderful disposition’s started with Willie and ran all the way through to Pam. Bill was a very good man. He teased me a lot when I was a kid and he always did so with that big smile on his face. Sending my love to Jack, Cool Hand and all of my wonderful old friends in the Hicks family.

#35 from: Paul Buyer
Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:46 PM

To the Hicks Family:  I am truly sorry for your loss.  I just found out about the passing of Bill.  Prayers to you all.


#36 from: Darcy Lallathin
La Rue
Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:59 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He always had time to let a horse crazy little girl pet his giant horses and he would usually tell me a little story about his equine friends. He was such a sweet man.

#37 from: Vicki Dean Elkins
Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 2:42 PM

So sorry to hear of Bills passing . He was a great buddy to stand with at the auctions and had a kind heart and big smile . He will be greatly missed . Sending each of you hugs and prayers .. Vicki

#38 from: Steve Long
Denver, NC
Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 8:28 PM

Rick and Pam,
Sending you and your extended family sympathy for the passing of your brother.

#39 from: Barb/ Edward Stofcheck
Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:42 AM

So sorry.  This winter has been rough fir everyone and now especially your family.  Hugs on hold til we can hug

#40 from: Audra Black & Charlotte Stidom
Indianapolis, Indiana
Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 8:16 PM

We just learned of Bill's passing.  To the Hicks Family, we are so sorry for your loss.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  We love you all, Audra Black, Charlotte Stidom and Family.  

#41 from: Wendy Crabtree
La Rue
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 4:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Bills passing. He was such a nice man, I will miss seeing him around.

#42 from: Amber Mcfall
Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:04 PM

Like to give my sympathy to the whole Hicks family. I was a neighbor of Bill for years. He was such a wonderful caring man. I dont know how many times he dropped what he was doing to help me. I will never forget him. RIP Bill

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