Jackie “Jack” G. Hicks, 75, Winona Lake, went home to be with the Lord at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Indianapolis.
He was born on July 14, 1942, in Kokomo, to Irene (Duffy) Yoder and Loren Hicks. On May 1, 1964, he was married to Retha S. (Livingston) Hicks, who survives.
He graduated from Kokomo High School and spent three years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in tool and die at Chrysler in Kokomo after the military, before attending Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada and transferring to Grace College and Seminary. After a year at Grace, he started in tool and die at Zimmer. After retiring from Zimmer, he was the Warsaw store manager for Bontrager Pools.
In his very recent retirement he enjoyed motorcycling, ballroom dancing, gardening, working in the yard, and spending time with the family.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Retha Sue Hicks, Winona Lake; four sons: Phillip (Kasey) Hicks, Nappanee; Jay (Keri) Hicks, Warsaw; Dru (Erin) Hicks, Warsaw; Tim (Nicole) Hicks, Franklin; and three daughters: Kelly Hicks, Winona Lake; Jackie (LaMont) Craig, Indianapolis; Polly (Jason) Engel, Oklahoma City, Okla. Also surviving are twenty-seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother: Robin (Cheryl) Yoder, Kokomo; sister: Penny Elkins, Kokomo; his cousin: Rita Roaden; and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, and his granddaughter, Aislin Caley Engel.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
His funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Jeff Pfeifer. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s name may be directed to CASA of Kosciusko County, Inc., 121 North Lake Street, Warsaw, IN 46580; or to Beloved: Not Forgotten; P.O. Box 962, Warsaw, IN 46581-0962 and would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s Web Site at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com