Neil Hicks

Obituary of Neil C. Hicks

Neil Hicks, 64, of Parker, passed away peacefully with family at his side on January 10, 2010. Neil Hicks was born in Pensacola, Florida April 7th, 1945. He was the sixth of Chester Sr. and Susie Hicks' children to be born at home. He graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy, where he was a four-sport letterman in football, baseball, golf and basketball. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam. He left the Army and earned his Associate of Arts degree at Tallahassee Junior College. He returned to the Army and later earned a Bachelor's degree at East Texas State University. By the end of his Army career, Neil achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 and retired in 1987. He went on to careers at Lockheed Martin and Kaiser Permanente and finally retired for good from Kaiser in 2007. Golf was a lifelong passion of Neil's. What began as father-son outings and tournaments when he was young, became a lifelong avocation, one he passed along to his own son, Sean. Neil also loved geode hunting and his four dogs, all part-Catahoula, a breed for which he had a particular fondness. Neil and Amy were married in 1986, and welcomed son, Sean, in 1987. Previously, Neil was married to Deborah Sanborn Hicks (1966) and together they had two daughters; Melisa (David) McNair and Teresa Rowland. Neil is also survived by his brothers, Edgar, Chester Jr., and Kenneth, and a sister Diana. Chester Jr. remembers his brother as "a heck of a nice guy. One of the finest men there ever was." Neil was preceded in death by his parents and a sister who died in childhood. Memorial Service to be held on Thursday, January 14th, 2 pm at Parker United Methodist Church, 11805 S. Pine Drive in Parker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Denver Hospice, 501 So. Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246. Service Information
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