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Larry R. Hicks
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church
    5050 St. Mathew
    Cridersville, OH 45806
  • Mended Hearts Chapter 111
    P.O.Box 885
    Lima, OH 45802
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“Dear Mrs Hicks, I send my love and sincere prayers to you and your children! Iwas blessed to hear Larry's music through Mended Hearts and to receive...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Doris Altman - Findlay, OH

“We are so sorry for your loss. We were out town over the weekend and missed the viewing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy and Don Kennedy - Lima

“Larry was a very nice person and excellent musician. I totally apolagize to Mrs hicks for not making it up to the funeral home Dennis Dull ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Larry and I were classmates at Perry at least thru the 3rd grade. I considered him a good friend. I wish you the Lord's blessing as you cope with the...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: John Hahn - Las Vegas, NV

“So sorry for the loss of Larry too soon. I enjoyed hearing Larry's jokes in choir at church and will surely miss him. He was so accomplished at...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Blickenstaff - Lima, OH

“So devastated. Larry was more than a cousin he and all the Hicks family are brothers and sisters to our family. Love you. Prayers.Brian ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Brian Thacker - Afton, TN

“I was in recent St Rita's heart rehab with Larry and what a great guy. They don't make them any better. He will be missed by many. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jeff Lee - Spencerville, OH

“Phyllis, you and your family have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Larry. His quiet personality, his almost ornery half-smile, and the sparkle...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Marilyn Garcia - Cridersville, OH

“Sorry to read this, please accept my condolences. Mr. Hicks was an effective and enthusiastic teacher at Shawnee, and students greatly benefited...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Adams - Athens, GA

“My Dear family, this indeed is a difficult time,Our Dear Lord will be withyou all.I'm sure Our Lord & heaven All above are listening to the beautiful...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: JERRY MOHLER - WESTON, OH

“Lori and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.Debbie Bentley (Firefighter wife sister) ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Bentley - West Long Branch, NJ

“With our deepest sympathy& our prayers ! May God hold you close. Our Love& Prayers, Ron & Jan Stevely ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss, Phyllis. Larry was a nice guy, he will be missed. Sorry for all the family.You have my sympathy & empathy. Ruth ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Ruth Melson - cridersville, OH

“Rest in peace Larry. Your life blessed so many. Your beauty as a person is reflected in your family. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Randall Jorgensen

“You and your family our in Jim and my prayers. Karen Kanode ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Kanode - Ada, OH

“God Bless the family.Larry was a good friend in high school. He was kind and a very good student. I remember that he liked basketball. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Gary Reidenbach - Franklin, WI

“Praying for comfort and peace for your family ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Hites - Lima, OH

“Phyllis, I am so sorry that you lost your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy (Conley) Bailey - Lima, OH

“So very sorry for your loss. While we never had the opportunity to meet Larry, we know Phyllis and he had to be a very special man to capture her...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Jeannie Buggle - Tempe, AZ

“Carol, so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Anne Kundert - Elida, OH

“So sorry for his loss. Prayers to all the family. So glad I was able to know him through teaching at Shawnee High School for 22 years.Larry Warner-...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss Phil & family. What a legacy of love & wonderful memories he left for all. God bless. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Terri Reams - Ada, OH - Friend

“Sending you all my deepest sympathy as I fondly remember Larry and all those great years of teaching with him at Shawnee. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Bruns - Sarasota, FL

24 of 24 | Posted by: CHARLES & JEAN THACKER - LEBURN, KY

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Larry R. Hicks, 70, of Lima passed away 1:45 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1947 in Lackey, KY to Cecil and Anna Slone Hicks. His mother, Anna Staup survives in Lima. He married Phyllis Jean Fishpaw June 13, 1970 and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Hicks was a very active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville. He used his talent for woodworking to build the shelter house and indoor worship alter there. He was a member of Mended Hearts and had served as their president for 5 years and also volunteered at St. Rita's. He was a member of Little Hog Creek Dulcimers Group and had made several dulcimers. He retired from Shawnee High School after 43 years of teaching and had coached middle school girls basketball and high school track. He was very active in helping others and had been a math tutor. He loved spending time with his grandkids, riding motor cycles and dirt bikes.
Additional survivors include children: Lori (Daniel) Mercer of Lewis Center, Ohio, Phillip (Erin) Hicks of Lima and Randall (Melanie) Hicks of Dublin, Ohio; 9 grandchildren: Jackson Schiefelbein, Maya Mercer, Luke Mercer, Macie Mercer, GraciAnn Hicks, Garrett Hicks, Geoffrey Treece, Sophia Hicks and Emma Hicks; a brother Gregory (Noreen) Hicks of Burnside, KY and sisters Carol (Craig) Montgomery, Patricia (Rob) Rettig, Prina (Dan) Maitlen all of Lima, Paula (Martin) Reams of Waynesfield.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 20 17 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville with Pastor Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Mended Hearts Chapter 111, P.O. Box 885 Lima, Ohio 45802; American Cancer Society or St. Matthew Lutheran Church.