Vernon Clifford Hicks, 77

M r. Vernon Clifford Hicks, 77, of rural Bartlesville, Okla., retired from the U.S. Air Force, died at 10:59 p.m. on Saturday at his home in Bartlesville.

Mr. Hicks was born on February 20, 1935 at Granville NY, to Clifford and Dorothy M. (Hall) Hicks. Mr. Hicks grew up and received his education at Granville, and graduated from high school in Granville. He joined the U.S. Air Force at age 18, and served during the Vietnam War where he worked as a crew chief, and retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant, after 22½ years service.

He was married to the former Marion Gail Shaw on December 22, 1954, at Raceville.  They had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2004, and had been married over 56 years and would have had their 57th later this year.  They had made their home at various places while he was in the Air Force, until moving to the Bartlesville area following his retirement in 1976.  He later worked for 12 years at the Bartlesville Wesleyan College, the present Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

His hobbies included fishing, woodworking and yard work, reading and spending time with his family and traveling to Branson.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, and the Dewey Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Marion of their home, by one daughter; Gail Susan Hicks, of Ft. Worth, Texas, two sons, Keith and wife Tammie Hicks of Hampton, Virginia, and Scott Avery Hicks of San Antonio, Texas, three grandchildren, Amanda Tracey, of Okinawa Japan, Keith R. Hicks, of Hampton, Virginia, and Brittany Hicks of Shreveport, Louisiana, and one great grandchild, Emaleigh Mae Hicks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bartlesville, with Dr. Russell Hosey and Pastor Dan Denison, pastors of the church officiating.  Funeral services were under the direction by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Wesleyan University in his memory in care of  Kathy Lindquist 2201 S.E. Silver Lake Road Bartlesville, OK, 74006.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

Dorothy Plisko obit photo

West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

Thomas Rock Sr. obit photo

Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

FreePress_11_16_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

lakes_11_16_18.pdf-web.pdf

Former church being transformed

DSCN0731

By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

police

By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

dresden

By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

thanksgiving-dinner-stock

Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

Patricia W Folger obit photo

Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

Pitlak obit

Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

Emmi E Loomis obit photo

Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]