|May 31, 1937 - December 11, 2010|
|Visitation: 3:00-7:00p.m., Tuesday December 14, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:00a.m., Wednesday December 15, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: , at Preemption Cemetery |
|Frank H. Hicks, 73, of Milan, died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service being held at 6:30 p.m. by the Milan Eureka Lodge #69. Burial will be in the Preemption Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice, Moline, or St. John’s Episcopal Church in Milan.|
Frank was born May 31, 1937 in Moline, the son of Thomas LeRoy Hicks and Helen M. Thornton. He married Rose Mary McCarty on February 3, 1958 in Burn, Switzerland, while he was stationed in the U.S. Army at Metz, France for three years.
He retired from Xerox Corp. in 1992 after 25 years. He later worked for Metro Laboratory.
Frank was a past Master Mason of the Preemption Masonic Lodge #577, and a life member for 48 years. When the Preemption lodge closed, he transferred to the Milan Eureka Masonic Lodge #69. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Moline Scottish Rite Lodge.
Mr. Hicks was also a member at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Preemption.
In his younger years he enjoyed shooting pics and won many trophies. He also enjoyed fishing with his son, traveling, playing cards, bingo and going to the casino boats.
He loved his grandkids Adriene Hall, Justin Hall, Meghan Shafer, Heather Whittaker, four step-grandkids, great-granddaughter, Dakota and four step-great-grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie; children (and spouses), Brenda (Mike) Schalk, Wanda (Randy) Hall, and Frank Hicks Jr.; sister, Marilyn Young; brother-in-law, Robert Scott; nieces, Laura (Phil) Hubbard, Rebecca (Jim) Johnson; nephew, Thomas Young; God Son, Robert “Scotty” Scott; and several other extended nieces and nephews.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Katheryn Scott, Maxine Unger, Mildred Gluba and Janet Clayton; and his grandparents.
To Rose, Brenda, Wanda and Buddy - My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. May God surround you with many hugs and lots of support to help you through. My prayers are with you.
-- Karen (Crenshaw) Nimrick
We will miss Frank's big smile and all the fun we had at the boat's. He was a blessing in our live's
-- Mary @ Ken McCreight
Brenda, Rose and family -- Thinking of you, and at work yesterday we (Cathie, Melissa and me) had a few smiles thinking of Frank -- that twinkle-in-the eye and just a little ornery smile - he would keep you on your toes. I'm sure through the tears there will be lots of very happy events to remember of this very memorable man. Bless your family. Norma Alexander
-- Norma Alexander
Dear Brenda and family...I am so sorry for your loss. I guess if we really knew what heaven was like, it would be a lot easier on us. You know what...I bet your dad is already being his mischievious self there! My thoughts are with you and your family.
-- Melissa Holland
Rosie- so sorry to hear of your loss. My parents, Jim and Barb Hofer, had many happy memories with the two of you. I am sure they greeted Frank with smiles and laughter. Sincerely, Lucy Hofer White
Rose and entire Hicks family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories and spent many happy times with your family. Frank will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Randy Hall
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Franks family, our prayers are with you.
From each of us at Oakwood Veterinary Service
-- Oakwood Veterinary Service
To Rose and the Family.........So sorry for your loss....you are all in my thoughts and prayers.....I think back to all the fun we used to have together...playing bingo and stuff.....Frank sure liked to have fun. Take Care
-- Monica Rowland Flowers