November 24th, 1953 - June 4th, 2020
Garry Wayne Hicks, age 66 of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Known to most as Wayne, he was born in London, Kentucky on November 24, 1953 to the Melvin and Ollie (Proffitt) Hicks. On September 2, 1976, he married the love of his life, Shirley (Smith) Hicks, who awaits him in heaven.
Wayne was a steelworker for over 40 years, having worked for Hamilton Foundry and Steelcraft. He was president of the USW Local 7697 for many years and also served as a district officer on the sports committee and as a union organizer. Wayne also served on the Butler County Democratic Party Committee. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Nova Caesarea Harmony Lodge #2, having served in many positions. Wayne loved cooking for people, from union events to family gatherings.
Wayne is survived by his daughter, Rebecca (Jack) Alspaugh; his grandson, Connor; his sisters, Faye (Gene) Hinkle, Gay Foister, Gretha (Carl) Westerfield, Glida Morgan; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends that are too numerous to list. He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, his brothers Winfred and Glen, and his sisters Juanita and Jeanette.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45013. Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery.
|Rebecca, you, Jack, and Connor are in my prayers.|
|Brother Hicks was always there when help was needed. Great man.|
Brenda Cupp Hodge
|I grew up in the same community as Wayne. He had a great personality. Prayers for his family.|
|I have many good memories of my cousin Wayne coming to our house and visiting my brother Marvin, Linda and me. We were all close to the same age. I remember my dad telling about sharing a cantaloupe with Wayne one day. Dad said he got only a couple pieces because as soon as he cut a piece Wayne would eat it. Wayne did have a good appetite. Wayne was a very gentle person. I never saw him angry. My condolences to his family. He will be missed. My sisters, Martha, Zelma, Eulean, Linda and I, as well as my brother Marvin, send their condolences as well.|
|I have many memories of my cousin Wayne coming to visit my brother Marvin, my sister Linda and I. Wayne was such a gentle person and I never saw him angry. Also he loved to talk and eat (maybe not in that order). I remember dad telling about one day when he shared a cantaloupe with Wayne. Dad said he would cut a piece, lay it down and before he could cut another piece the other one would be gone. Dad got only a couple of pieces and Wayne ate the rest. We, Martha,Zelma, Eulean, Linda, Marvin and I, send our prayers and condolences to his family and our cousins. We will miss him.|
|My deeply sympathy to all of the family.Prayers for strength,comfort and special grace to get through.I will miss Wayne.He was such a friendly and loving cousin.We shared many Childhood Memories.|
Champ “Doug” Miller
|A good friend and part of our big family will be missed.|
Clyde Randall Patrick
|My sincerest condolences to Wayne's family. Wayne always had time to say hello. A big gentleman, a friend to all he met. Clyde Randall Patrick.|
|One of the most unconditionally dedicated person I ever met in my life. My life was better for having met Wayne Hicks. Rest In Peace my friend.|
|Rest in Peace my Friend,, couldn't be there was in the Hospital|
|Wayne worked with me for a lot of years in organizing, and I have many memories of him. He was a gentle giant, And a very good friend of mine and I will miss him very much.|
|So sorry to hear about Wayne. Loved him dearly and was such a joy having him as a cousin. Love and sympathy to Rebecca and Conner and to his sisters. A real friend to all.|
john coda coda
|wayne and I worked a lot of years togather at Hamilton foundry, there is not aperso that I know who would do as much a he could do to help a person out when in need. wayn I hope to see yo again my friend in gods vast universe rest in peace in the arms of jesus|
Karen ( Sohn ) Bishop-Potter
|I remember going over to their House. Down in London, Ky. That is where I first Met Wayne, I remember He was Very Nice to me. I know his Sisters were also very Kind and Nice. Wayne was a Few years older than I was. But I never forgot Wayne. You will be Missed. God' good Blessing to your Family. Good Night Dear Friend.?????|
Pamela M Newport
|I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was such a sweet man and an advocate for working men and women. He will be missed.|
Wayne & Anne Hopper
|So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family|