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Hobert L Hicks
May 16, 1952 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Hobert L. Hicks, 71 passed away November 2, 2023 holding the hands of loved ones after a short illness. He was born May 16, 1952 in Gadsden, Alabama. Six years later they headed north and planted their roots in Doylestown, Ohio. Where they continue to grow. He resided in Akron, Ohio with his wife.
Hobert’s life joys were spending time in nature, with his dogs, riding his Harley Davison, and laughing with others. He loved to meet people and his zest for life gave him an attractive energy people fell in love with. Especially his wife Janet Hicks whom he loved for many decades and till his dying day.
He was an avid sportsman and lifetime member of the NRA. He loved the outdoors, Lake Erie was one of his favorite places, and was happiest fishing and hunting.
He was proficient with his hands and spent 18 years as a forge operator at Wright Tool & Forge. He built homes, did carpentry, and loved to create gifts. Including a beautiful chest for his daughter and a shelf for every granddaughter.
He will be missed by many and his smile will never be forgotten. To know Hobert was to love him. May the four winds blow you safely home. Back to your parents Charles and Grace Hicks, arms. Reunite with your son Hobart Michael and your brother Charles.
To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his wife, Janet Hicks; his daughter, Christy Gerst (Eric); and his beloved dog Jackson. He also leaves his siblings, brother, Dennis Hicks (Cindy); sisters, Wanda Dianne Kulick (Joe, deceased), Donna Vorachek (Mark), Becky Thacker (Doug); his brother-in-law, John Thomas; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Kidd, Jeralyn Thomas, and Joanne Bojo (Joe). He leaves behind his aunts, Pat and Janice and his uncle, Joe. Hobert leaves behind his most cherished granddaughters, Kalise G., Breauna F., Evangelina B., and Sophia B., along with his bonus daughter, Jessica Deal. He also leaves several cousins, nieces, and nephews along with countless friends to carry his memory on.
Hobert was preceded in death by his grandparents, in-laws, several nieces, and nephews, cousins, sister-in-law and brother- in-laws.
Please join us to celebrate his life from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Schlup-Pucak & Wilson Funeral Home, 788 Kenmore Blvd. (corner of 8th Street) Akron, Ohio 44314.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Palliative Care/Hospice staff at Akron City Hospital for their wonderful and loving care.