Ezra Hicks, 78, resident of Willard, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Willard Health Care Center.
He was born May 11, 1929, in Wheelersburg, Ohio, son of the late George and Amanda (Bailey) Hicks and was a resident of Willard since 1949. He retired from Pioneer Balloon Co. after 44 years of service. He was a Realtor at Century 21 Danhoff & Donnamiller Realty for 32 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Willard, where he served on various committees. He was a member of the Willard Conservation League, the National Association of Realtors, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Trilby Hicks, whom he wed March 29, 1946; daughter, Donna Hicks of Sterling Heights, Mich.; son, David (Nancy) Hicks of Willard; two grandchildren, Matt (Mary Ana) Hicks of Lima, Ohio, and Dawn (Wayne) Fryback of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Edgbert (Alice) Hicks of Alger, and Roger (Ella) Hicks of Ashtabula; and a sister, Bertha Hicks of Willard; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester, James and Clarence Hicks; and two sisters, Reba Phillips and Rhoda Ousley.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Willard; the Rev. Ken Gifford officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky or to First United Methodist Church of Willard. Condolences may be made to the family at secorfuneralhomes.com.