Jeffery A. Hicks

June 26, 1945 ‒ November 29, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jeffery A. Hicks, age 73, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Jeff was a loving husband, brother-in-law, uncle, son and friend.  He was born on June 26, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec to the late Dr. Fred and Mary Helen (Phillips) Hicks.

During summers when Jeff was young, he attended Comack Camp in Ontario, as a camper and later as a counselor and swim instructor for both American and Canadian Red Cross. He graduated from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia with a degree in history, English and political science.  He always loved reading about and talking about history.  He worked in sales and purchasing.  In 1980, Jeff met and married Colleen Conard.  They lived several years in Illinois, where they both worked for Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook.  Jeff always loved nature, and after returning to Ohio, Colleen and Jeff owned Sleepy Hollow Farm for several years, where he grew and sold pumpkins, and grew pine and birch trees.  Jeff especially enjoyed gardening and loved rocks and trees.  He also loved photography, and was always ready to capture a picture of a beautiful flower.

Jeff was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife Colleen, a sister-in-law, Karen Seward of Mount Vernon; two nephews, Brice (Dawn) Seward of Shreve and Andrew (Amy) Seward of Fredericktown; great-nephews, Miles and Emerson Seward of Fredericktown.

Along with his parents Jeff is preceded in death by, a brother, Fred Hicks of Illinois; a sister-in-law, Kathy Culwell.

A memorial service will be held at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church: 205 N Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jerry Ernst and Rev. Dr. John Capper officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; or to Canine Companions; 4989 State Route 37 East Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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  • Colleen and Family- I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. Jeff and I worked together at Heilig Meyers Furniture for years. We all had such a great time working there together with our work family!!
    He was a great man and will be greatly missed!

  • Colleen and family
    I was so saddened and surprised to just learn of Jeff’s passing. I always enjoyed his great smile and visiting with him. My thoughts are with you.

  • Colleen and Family, So sorry to read of Jeff”s passing. We always enjoyed visiting with him and you whenever we had opportunities to do so. Our prayers are with you. God Bless You. Cathy and Larry Yarman

  • Colleen,

    I am in Florida and unable to make it to the calling hours or funeral. Many thoughts are being sent your way. So many memories, especially of the farm with many pine trees. You were a wonderful wife and care giver to Jeff.
    Hugs from Florida. Perry

  • Colleen,

    So sorry to here of Jeff’s passing. I have known him since we were in high school in the early 60’s. We both survived the 60’s twice (decade and years). Both of you were great friends over these years. So glade Mila and I were able to visit over Memorial day, a great meal and conversation.

    I will greatly miss our periodic visits and phone conversations.

    I pray for blessing and piece for you and Jeff’s extended family.

    Steve and Mila Bryan

  • Colleen, I am saddened and so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great guy and I always enjoyed seeing you and him . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • Colleen,

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Debbie Dennis