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Virgil Hicks

August 5, 1930 December 26, 2018
Virgil Hicks
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Obituary for Virgil Hicks

Virgil Hicks, age 88, of Sturgis, MI passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, IN.
He was born August 5, 1930 in Wayland, KY a son to the late Andrew and Eva (Hicks) Hicks.
Virgil was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and earning the rank of Corporal. He was a prisoner of war and earned the distinguished Purple Heart Medal for his Bravery in Battle. His injuries from the war eventually led to his disability and his loss of hearing as he has been completely deaf for over 20 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, especially for squirrels, puttering around the house and yard, and eating at the Savory Restaurant in Sturgis. Virgil always liked to keep busy and never sat still.
Surviving are two daughters: Beverly (Mark) Chaddock of Centreville, MI and Debra (Ronald) Groff of Howe, IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Marie and Nancy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Services celebrating the life of Virgil Hicks will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Wallman, officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Sunday

30

Dec

4:00 PM 12/30/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/30/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Monday

31

Dec

2:00 PM 12/31/2018 2:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States
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