James T. Hicks, Sr.

July 28, 2016

Hicks, Sr., James Obituary

James T. Hicks, Sr., 77, of Trough Creek Valley Pike, Calvin, PA, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at UPMC, Altoona.

​Born September 12, 1938 at Huntingdon, PA, he was a son of the late J. Howard & Dorothy K. (Isenberg) Hicks. He was married to the former H. Ruth Jenkins on November 14, 1959. Mrs. Hicks survives at their home.

​Also surviving are three children, Ron Hicks and wife Sharon of Cassville, PA, Terri Schmeck and husband Rich of Harrisburg, PA and James Hicks, Jr. and wife Shari of Cassville, PA and four grandchildren, Lauren Schmeck, Elisa Schmeck, Richard Schmeck and Chase Hicks. He is also survived by three siblings, Richard Hicks of Todd, PA, Larry Hicks and Sherry Rinker both of Cassville, PA.

​Mr. Hicks was a 1956 graduate of Saltillo High School and enlisted in the U. S. Army upon graduation.  In the Army he served as a SP5- Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist until his honorable discharge in 1959.

​He was best known in business as partner to Jack Port at the Jack H. Port Insurance Agency from 1972 until 2008. He dedicated his life to serving the community as a local insurance agent.

​Mr. Hicks loved the farm, originally belonging to his parents, where he lived for more than 45 years. He thoroughly enjoyed working on his farm when he wasn’t working in his insurance business.

​He was a devout member of the Cassville United Methodist Church and attended regularly until recent years, struggling with an extended illness.

​He was a member of Mt. Union Lodge #688, F. & A. M., and a 32nd degree mason belonging to the Harrisburg Consistory and was also a member of the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, PA. He was also a member of the Trough Creek Valley Fire Company.

​Mr. Hicks’ greatest joy was spending time with his wife Ruth, the love of his life for over 56 years, and with his children and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, 245 Seminary St., Cassville, PA with Rev. Wayne Richards officiating. Interment will be made at the Trough Creek Valley Baptist Cemetery, RD, Calvin, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 – 9 PM on Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Mt. Union Lodge #688 will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home followed by a memorial service conducted by the Trough Creek Valley Fire Company at 8:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trough Creek Valley Fire Co., P. O. Box 22, Cassville, PA 16623, the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or to the American Cancer Association, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.





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July 31, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Robert I. McClain Funeral Home

245 Seminary Street
Cassville, PA 16623
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August 1, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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Robert I. McClain Funeral Home

245 Seminary Street
Cassville, PA 16623
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August 1, 2016

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Trough Creek Valley Baptist Cemetery

Calvin, PA 16622


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