Dale Robert 'Bob' Hicks (1944-2017)

Dale Robert “Bob” Hicks, 73, passed away at his home in Ellsworth on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. He was born Feb. 23, 1944 in Norton, to Dale K. and Hope (Thompson) Hicks.

In 1960, Bob’s family moved from Washington County, Kan. to Ellsworth where Dale would spend the rest of his life.

Bob married Carol Sue Mehl in Holyrood on Aug. 11, 1963. She survives him.

Bob and Carol owned the Carol Lee Donut shop in downtown Ellsworth for many years. He also worked, in later years, as an over-the-road truck driver and cement truck driver for Ellsworth Ready Mix before retirement. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holyrood.

Bob is survived by his wife Carol of Ellsworth; sons, Gordon (Kim) Hicks and Jeff (Toni) Hicks both of Ellsworth; brother, Ron (Susan) Hicks of Colby; aunt, Lorie Thompson of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Richard.

Graveside memorial service is at  10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26 in Ellsworth Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Hicks family (Carol Hicks), in care of Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439


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