Herbert "Hub" Hicks, 85, of Willard, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in the Willows in Willard.
He was born March 1, 1928, in Garrett, Ky., son of the late Elbert and Hester (Bolen) Hicks and had been a Willard resident since 1945. Mr. Hicks retired from the CSX Railroad in Willard after more than 44 years with the B&O and Chessie System.
He attended Willard United Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, camping and sharing time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Maggie (Ousley) Hicks, whom he married July 30, 1948; a daughter, Christine "Sis" (William Boyd "Robbie" Robertson) of Shelby; and a son, Vernon "Vern" (Kathleen "Katie") Hicks, of Wakeman; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Miller, of Willard; and a brother, Lloyd Hicks of Willard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Ellis Ray, Enis, Luther, Norman and Thurman Hicks; and four sisters, Edna Dugan, Alice May Moore, Violet Tackett and Omie Wright.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12. Elder Buddy Carty and Elder Phil Beverly will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maytown First Baptist Church, Langley, KY 41645 or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences can be left for the family at secorfuneralhomes.com.