Douglas L. “Doug” Hicks Sr.

September 06, 1958 ‒ July 29, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Douglas L. “Doug” Hicks Sr. passed away Sunday evening, July 29, 2018 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield. He was 59.

He was born September 6, 1958 in Shelby to parents Chester & Ines Pearl Hicks. In spare time, he took pleasure in hunting squirrel, rabbit and deer. He was a hard worker plowing in the winter and mowing in the summer. It was said that his John Deer was the love of his life after his wife and kids.

He is survived by his loving wife Lona (Slaughter) Hicks of Utica; children Monica Kabbaz of Flint, MI, Ryan Slaughter of Utica, Doug Hicks Jr. and Joshua Hicks; granddaughter Tessica Slaughter; siblings Roger James of Shiloh, Sandra Leonard of Glendale, AZ, Bonnie Gushard of Shelby, Ronnie Hicks of Mansfield, Rhonda Adkins of Mansfield and Valonne R. Hicks of Mansfield; and his three dogs Mary, Shadow and Sammie.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by siblings June Montgomery and Louise Fromm.

A funeral service honoring Doug’s life will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1 p.m. Pastor David Daniels will speak.

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  • God bless you all at this time in your lives with His grace & love.
    Pastor Marvin & the Brandon Baptist family.

  • I love you uncle Doug, you will forever be in our hearts! Till we meet again..I LOVE YOU

  • Lona we are so sorry to hear about Dougs passing. Our prayers are with you and the boys at this sorrowful time. God Bless you all and praying for comfort and peace. Love from your Seminole Ave. neighbors. Pete & Yvonne Montgomery. (we don’t get the paper any more. Just found out about Doug). Rest in peace Doug

  • Lona & Boys, so sorry to hear about Doug. Doug loved you all so much, he was so proud of you and the boys, I can see why, they remind me so much of Doug. He will forever be in your hearts. Thinking of you always.