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 Lawrence Edwin Hicks

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Lawrence Edwin Hicks

  • Birth 5 Apr 1922 Pasco, Franklin County, Washington, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 2012 Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 86131270

Lawrence "Larry" Edwin Hicks, 89, of Sunnyside, WA passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Sunnyside, WA. Larry was born on April 5, 1922 in Pasco, WA the son of Callie T. and Elizabeth Mae (Kinney) Hicks. Larry graduated from Waitsburg High School with the Class of 1940. Larry served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. On January 6, 1945 he married Ruby (Bette) Luth in San Jose, CA. Larry worked as a laborer/foreman for J.A. Jones at Hanford until he retired in 1984. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, bowling, playing a card game called "Happy" at family reunions and he loved to laugh and joke around. Larry was a member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Larry is survived by his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Ruby (Bette) E. Hicks of Sunnyside, WA. Children, April Flansburg; Robert (Jenny) Hicks all of Sunnyside; and Merrylee Celius; Daughter-in-law, Susan Hicks. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Gary and Fred Flansburg, Tina, Trisha and Trena Hicks, Lorrie and Patrick Hicks, Traci and Oscar Celius, twenty-three great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Four sisters, Violet Whitney (Clyde) and Nellie Voss (Gerald) all of Warden, WA; Mickey Hancock (Richard) of Prosser, WA and Jenny Underwood (Bill) of West Richland, WA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Callie T. and Elizabeth (Mae) Hicks; one son, Theodore (Ted) Hicks; three sisters, Betty Browning, Ellen Withers and Pearl Farnworth. Viewing and visitation will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 12:00 (Noon) to 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Private family interment will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12:00 (Noon) at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to honor Larry's memory may contribute to the Lower Valley Hospice.


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  • Maintained by: Merrylee
  • Originally Created by: hunter
  • Added: 2 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86131270
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Edwin Hicks (5 Apr 1922–24 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86131270, citing Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Merrylee (contributor 47367217) .