Ezra Hicks

April 2, 2008

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/4/2008 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
4/5/2008 17:00:00

Service:
401 East Howard Street Willard OH 44890 4/5/2008 11:00:00

Ezra Hicks, age 78, resident of Willard, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Willard Health Care Center. He was born on May 11, 1929 in Wheelersburg, Ohio to the late George and Amanda ( Bailey ) Hicks and had been a resident of Willard since 1949. He retired from the Pioneer Balloon Company after 44 years of service. He was a realtor at Century 21 Danhoff & Donnamiller Realty for 32 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Willard, where he served on various committees. He also was a member of the Willard Conservation League, a member of the National Association of Realtors, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Trilby Hicks, whom he wed on March 29, 1946; a daughter, Donna Hicks of Sterling Heights, MI; a son, David (Nancy) Hicks of Willard; two grandchildren, Matt (Mary Ana) Hicks of Lima and Dawn (Wayne) Fryback of West Palm Beach, FL; two brothers, Edgbert (Alice) Hicks of Alger, and Roger (Ella) Hicks of Ashtabula; and a sister, Bertha Hicks of Willard; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester, James and Clarence Hicks; and two sisters, Reba Phillips and Rhoda Ousley.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Willard on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stein Hospice of Sandusky or to the First United Methodist Church of Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Russ and Susan Pratt - Apr 9, 2008

Trilby, We were so sad to hear about Ezra’s passing. However, we are comforted knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior. Keeping you in our prayers, and trusting that God will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Russ and Susan Pratt

Sue Reeder - Apr 7, 2008

David, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers for peace for you and your family.

Jim & Peg Depinet - Apr 6, 2008

Dear Trilby and Family, we were so sad to hear that
Ezra had passed. Not only did we work with him at
the balloon factory, but he was our real estate
agent as well. We have some great memories of Ezra
and you’re vacations in Arizona with us.
God Bless you now and always.

Norma Jean Gilpin Hicks Vest - Apr 5, 2008

Dear Trilby and family. My children (Arlen & Debbie) told me about Ezra’s passing. I wish to express my deepest sympathy. I think about all of you often, and wish.
Norma Jean Gilpin Hicks Vest
3804 Olde Moss
Schertz Texas 78154
e-mail dnvest@sbcglobal.net

Newman & Darlene King& Louise Brown - Apr 5, 2008

We are so sad to hear of Ezra’s passing. He was was such a soft spoken,kind man. We new him for a long time and will never forget him. We are praying for you and your families. Thoughts and prayers be with you!

Jay and Amy Nedds - Apr 4, 2008

Dear Trilby and family. We were deeply sadden to hear of Ezra’s passing .He sold us our first and second home .He had the patience of a saint with us. May he rest in the arms of the angels now and find peace. May God be with you at this time .

Jay and Amy Nedds - Apr 4, 2008

Dear Trilby and family. We were deeply sadden to hear of Ezra’s passing .He sold us our first and second home .He had the patience of a saint with us. May he rest in the arms of the angels now and find peace. May God be with you at this time .

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Apr 3, 2008

Dear Trilby and family,
I was so saddened to read of Ezra’s passing. Please accept the condolences of me and Dennis and also my mom and dad, Herb and Hazel Lewellen. Please know that others care and are praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.
God Bless,
Cynthia

MICHAELA MATTESON EWELL - Apr 3, 2008

DEAR MRS.HICKS AND FAMILY, I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF EZRA’S PASSING. I ALWAYS ENJOYED TALKING WITH HIM WHEN HE WAS GETTING HIS CAR SERVICED IN NORWALK. PLEASE BE COMFORTED BY YOUR MANY HAPPY MEMORIES AND KNOW YOU’RE IN MY THOUGTS AND PRAYERS.

Jason Kessler - Apr 3, 2008

Trilby and Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Ezra’s passing. Ezra was a great person and I always enjoyed speaking with him at Democratic Party functions.
Your family is in mu thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.
God Bless,
Jason Kessler

Kathleen Schaffer - Apr 3, 2008

Trilby, My sincere sympathy for your loss. Ezra was one of the first and finest people I met when I got involved with the county Democratic Party years ago. A wonderful man! My prayers are with you.

Sue Hill - Apr 3, 2008

Trilby, I was so sorry to hear of Ezra’s passing. I worked with Ezra at Pioneer Balloon. He was a very nice man and always was ready to lend a helping hand. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Hill

Regina Dillon - Apr 3, 2008

Dave, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I know he wasn’t doing well the last time we spoke. Please forgive me for not being at calling hours. I think I must have the flu. I hope your mom is able to cope, as I know it has to be very difficult for her. Once again, please accept my sincerest condolences. Reggie

Debbie Pitts - Apr 3, 2008

Dear Trilby, Donna, and David,
I am so very sorry to hear of Ezra’s passing. Even though I never spent much time around him, I have fond memories of spending a few weeks with your family one summer long ago. I will always remember Uncle Ezra as a kind, gentle, loving man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. James’ daughter, Debbie Hicks Pitts