Gregory “Don” Hicks, 70, of Taylorville, Illinois, born June 17, 1946, in Decatur, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Cahokia Nursing and Rehab, Cahokia, Illinois.
Don was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran.
Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret "Peggy" LaGreda Hicks; his father and step-mother, Earl and Clara Hicks; a brother, Raymond Hicks; and two sisters, Norma Jean Haglauer and Shirley Brown.
Surviving are his six children: Travis Hicks and Tina (Garry) Sidell, both of Pekin, Ill., Desiree and Derek Monts, both of Van Buren, Ark.; and Shawn Hill of Taylorville, Ill.; an "adopted daughter" Crystal Taylor of Florida; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
At Mr. Hicks' request his body was cremated. Services were handled by Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Illinois.