Donald Emery HicksMarch 8, 1932 – July 6, 2004
Donald Emery Hicks, 72, of Parachute died Tuesday, July 6, 2004.There will be a service at 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Grace Bible Church in Parachute with Dr. William Sillings officiating. Burial will be at Battlement Mesa Cemetery in Parachute.He was born March 8, 1932, in Milesburg, Pa., the son of Howard F. and Edna G. (Kelly) Hicks. He spent his childhood in Pennsylvania.He married Gwendolyn Russell on June 16, 1952.He lived in Parachute for 12 years and was a minister. He was a member of the International Fellowship of Bible Churches of Oklahoma City, a church administrator and a college president for 12 years. He loved western Colorado and the outdoors.He was an extremely hard worker and loved his God and his family. He had 24 years of education.Survivors include his wife; his son Berry Hicks and wife Jan of Parachute; brothers Joe Hicks and wife Estella, and Richard Hicks and wife Kathy, both of Milesburg; sisters Jane (Carl) Corman of Milesburg, Ada (Don) Catherman of New Castle, Ind., and Anne (Charles) Powers of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter Katelyn Hicks and grandson Roger Hicks and wife Crystal, all of Parachute; great-grandchildren Purity and Charis Hicks; foster grandson Donald Prose of McAllister, Okla.; 33 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and co-workers.A brother, Myron Hicks, preceded him in death.The Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Bible Churches, PO Box 1222, Bethany, OK, 73008.Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Bible Churches, PO Box 1222, Bethany, OK, 73008.
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