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James "Jimmy" Allan Hicks

March 27, 1935 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

James "Jimmy" Hicks Obituary

James Allan "Jimmy" Hicks, age 88, of Willard passed away at home on Thursday, January 11, 2024. 

In keeping with Jimmy’s wishes, there will be no formal services. The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in his memory to kindly consider the Oak Hill Cemetery, PO Box 134, Romulus, NY 14541, online at oakhillcemeteryvarick.org or the Wounded Warrior Project.  

Jimmy was born in Varick on March 27, 1935, a son of the late Allan and Clara Belle (nee Gable) Hicks. He graduated from Romulus High School in 1954, remaining close with his graduating classmates throughout his entire life. Jimmy joined the United States Army serving from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1957. A talented carpenter, he was employed by the Local Carpenters Union 187 in Geneva, retiring as a Supervising Foreman in 1994.

An avid rabbit hunter, Jimmy owned several beagles and a German shorthaired pointer that he proudly trained. He was a lifetime member of the South Seneca Sportsmen’s Club and collected duck decoys. While at home, Jimmy enjoyed taking care of the wild animals around his property feeding the birds, deer, and turkeys. He was a vital part of the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, serving as treasurer for many years before becoming President of the Association. Jimmy always put others before himself and was an amazing husband, father, and friend. His love and friendship will be deeply missed.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Hicks; three daughters, Dionne (Steve) Carey, Kelly (Rick) Zona, and Grace (Dan Rapini) Jensen; four grandchildren, Dionne (Travis) Bortz, Kyle (Lora) Carey, Gregory (Sarah) Carey, and Laurena Jensen; three great grandchildren, Landyn Carey, Wyatt Armando Freelove, and Emerson Leigh Bortz; sister Alice “Corky” Howard; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a brother, William Hicks; and a sister, Virginia LaBour.

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Services

Private Interment

Oak Hill Cemetery
5305 Kings Corner Road
Romulus, NY 14541

Donations

Oak Hill Cemetery Association
PO Box 134, Romulus NY 14541
Web: http://www.oakhillcemeteryvarick.org

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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