Harry E. Hicks
Died April 5, 2004
EAST LIVERPOOL – Harry E. Hicks, 86, of South Surry Road, died suddenly at 7:25 p.m Monday, April 5, 2004, at East Liverpool City Hospital.
Born in East Liverpool, Dec. 8, 1917, son of the late Charles H. and bertha Posey Hicks, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and its Crusaders Class and served on several committees.
A lifelong resident of the city, he served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army’s 7th Armored Division during World War II as a tank commander in Europe, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart.
An employee of the U.S. Postal Service in East Liverpool, he retired in 1975.
A life member of the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association and a member of its Old Guard, he also was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Car Barn Heathens and served o the Columbiana County Soldiers & Sailors Relief Commission at one time.
His wife, Mary Elizabeth Hicks, whom he married May 29, 1941, died July 19, 2001. two brothers, Fred W. and Ralph Hicks, also preceded him in death.
Three sons, Rev. Gary Hicks and his wife Kay of Richmond, Ohio. Roger Hicks and his wife Cindy of Lakewood, Ohio, and Ray Hicks ans his wife Diana of Naples, Fla., survive.
Ten grandchildren, Sean Hicks, Erin Thomsic, Teresa Hicks, Joseph Hicks, Eric Hicks, Jenny Hicks, Monica Hurst, Sgt. Aaron Hurst, USMC, Tanya McGowan and Troy Hicks, survive.
There are four great-grandchildren, Zachary Hicks, Romana Hicks, Owen Thomsic and Maya McGowan.
A brother-in-law, William Masters of Canfield, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hicks of East Liverpool, also survive.
Friends may call Friday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The Rev. Dave Maly of the church will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, where the Tri-State Veterans Group will provide military honors.
Immediately following burial, family and friends will gather in fellowship at the Dawson Family Center.
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