Charles Norman Hicks, 90, of Grampian, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Hicks was born September 13, 1923 in Falls Creek, the son of Clyde M. and Mabel (Waite) Hicks.
He was a graduate of Beechwoods High School.
Mr. Hicks was a heavy equipment operator in the coal industry for 26 years, retiring as an open pit mine inspector in 1985.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Grampian as well as the following organizations; Curwensville Masonic Lodge #480, Clearfield Shriners and the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona.
Mr. Hicks was United States Marine veteran having served during WWII.
He is survived by two sons; N. Wayne Hicks and his wife, LaVeda (Markham) of Grampian and Rodney Hicks and his wife, Evelyn (Fremer) of Dublin, CA., four granddaughters, four grandsons, eleven great granddaughters, two great grandsons, and three sisters; Mona Birchler of Sarasota, FL, Olive Whiteman of Venice, FL and Kay Deasey of Brockport.
Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Irene (Britton) Hicks, a daughter, Sylvia King, two brothers; Gene and Donald Hicks and a sister, Wilna Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Mohney – Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois with Rev. Wade Berkey officiating. Interment will be in Beechwoods Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. and on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of services.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
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