Kenneth Ray Hicks

July 14, 1956 ‒ November 12, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Kenneth R. Hicks, age 63, of Marion, died Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019, at Harding Pointe of Marion following an extended illness.

On July 14, 1956, Ken was born in Marion, Ohio, the sixth of seven children of the late Hurley C. and Ardell A. (White) Hicks. He graduated from Elgin High School.

Ken was a great musician, who loved playing the guitar. He also enjoyed working at several local music stores over the years.

Ken is survived by two children: Michael (Lori) Hicks, and Christina (Jeff) Stenger; seven grandchildren: Brandon, Luke, Christopher, and Benjamin Hicks, and Deryk, Dylan, and Megan Stenger; six siblings: Harold “Cecil” Hicks, Floyd (Donna) Hicks, Hurley “Butch” Hicks Jr., Sue (Popeye) Adams, David (Debbie) Hicks, and Kevin (Loryle) Hicks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Layne Hicks; and sister-in-law, Margaret Hicks.

Services honoring Ken’s life will be held at 11 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion. Visiting hours will be observed for an hour prior to his services at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Ken’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

    • Ken was a guy who was always helpful and also very honest! !! Like it or not and he could tell you things to teach and guide with sternness and kindness at the same time. I met him in 1996 and remained a friend through the years. My heart is heavy with his loss and for his family. Thank you Kenny for being you! For being a real cool cat. 🎶🍀💜🍀🎶

  • Your talents will be missed with your guitar playing and singing but now you can join the heavenly choir! We always enjoyed our visits rather it be in the store or your place. God bless you!

  • Ken, I thank you for sharing your musianship , partnership but most of all your friendship
    You were a great righthand man when we ran the music store. Rest in peace my brother

  • Ken.I knew you for most of our lives. I have always enjoyed your musical talents and your friendship. May you find peace and know you will be missed by so many. Condolences to your family and friends.

  • My condolences and Prayers for you all. I enjoyed many a good time with aken. Fly high and play your music Ken. ❤❤❤

  • My condolences and Prayers for you all. I enjoyed many a good time with ken. Fly high and play your music Ken. ❤❤❤

  • One of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will be forever grateful for having crossed paths with this wonderful human being.

  • A great team player in the formation of a new Band “Jimi and the CoolCats “ with spot on vocal harmonies and melodic bass runs …Your sense of humor and musical talent will be missed by us and the music community…God Bless.

  • We’ll miss him dearly, loved playing music with Ken. I loved shiwing up at his giggs, he would alway let me play a set for him so he could have a break or play bass for me. One if the great one for sure. Rest now my friend.

  • So thankful to have known Ken! He will be greatly missed by his family,friends, co workers and musicians.

  • What a terrible loss. I’m so sorry the Lord decided to take him home. My most sincere condolences to the entire Hicks family

  • Ken was a very good musician. I enjoyed listening to him play. May God be with Ken’s family during this time of grief.

  • On behalf of the Marion Cadets Alumni, we send our condolences and prayers to Ken’s family and friends. We will keep him in our heart and memories RIP .