Richard Lee Hicks

February 19, 1943 - December 14, 2023

Richard Lee Hicks, age 80, of Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of West Union, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital in Batavia. He was born February 19, 1943 in Higginsport. He is preceded by wife, Mamie Hicks; parents: Chester Lee and Helen Jeanette (Faulkner) Hicks; three sisters: Dorothy Strunks, Virgina Lightner and Ruth Ann Osborne and three brothers: Donald Hicks, Michael Cooper and Edward Cooper and special friend John T. Lafferty.

Richard is survived by one daughter, Tammy Hicks McCoy of West Union; four grandchildren: Joshua (Trish) Hicks of Tennessee, Adam Johnson of West Union, Karlie (Brandon Seipple) McCoy of Ameilia and Gage (Rebecca) McCoy of Amelia; three great grandchildren: Jordan Hicks of Covington, Kentucky; Amber Hicks and Jay Hicks of Manchester; one sister, Shirley Prindle of Seattle, Washington; one brother, George Cooper of Tennessee; loved by many nieces, including Joyce Blum of Georgetown, nephews and friends as well as special friend Elaine K. Lafferty of West Union.

Richard was a welder at the former D. P. & L power plant.  He worked on the Maysville Bridge when it was being built as a toll bridge.  He loved fishing and playing euchre.  He enjoyed watching birds and squirrels with his niece, Joyce. He will be deeply missed.

The visitation is 11 AM – 1 PM Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The funeral is 1 PM Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home. Reverend Dr. David Sugarbaker will officiate.

The interment is at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur Cemetery Road, Byrd Township, Brown County, Winchester, Ohio 45697.

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Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Elaine Lafferty - Dec 16, 2023
Our family is so sorry about Dick's passing. He was a good friend to all of us, and will be truly missed.