Frederick L. Hicks
January 23, 1926 – April 18, 2020
Frederick L. (Bud) Hicks Jr., 94, 2020, passed away Saturday, April 18, at American Village Assisted Living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in New York City on January 23, 1926.
Frederick attended Winchester, MA public schools and graduated from Tufts University, Medford, MA, in 1949. Bud served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII. He married the love of his life, his “princess”, Elizabeth D. (Betty) Hicks, in 1949, in Canton, MA. Their only child, Jeffrey, was born in Boston in 1950.
A career opportunity with Atlas Van Lines brought them to Evansville in 1967, where they became lifelong residents and members of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He left Atlas and went to work for J.H. Service Co., retiring in 1996.
In 1972, a charismatic prayer group was founded in their home on Winston Rd. It grew from eight curious attendees to a group of 1,000 members during its 18 year life.
Bud’s home for the last two years has been American Village Assisted Living in Indianapolis. The family would like to recognize and thank the wonderful staff of caregivers for the love, kindness, and care he received from them during his stay.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty, in 2012.
He is survived by son, Jeffrey; daughter-in-law, Judy; and grandchildren, Sarah and Joshua.
No funeral services will be held due to the health risks posed by Covid-19. A memorial service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 918 West Mill Road, Evansville, at a later date. He will be entombed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.
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Frederick L. Hicks
April 26, 2020
Fred told me lots of great stories while I trained him at the YMCA. His sense of humor was legendary. Short of stature, one story he told that I enjoyed was the time his Tufts football team was about to play Brandeis. A former high school teammate who's nickname was "Big fart" was on the Brandeis football team and Fred wanted to make sure that "B-f's" teammates knew his moniker. So, prior to the game, Fred entered the Brandeis locker room and asked for his old pal. While awaiting his friend's arrival, a Brandeis player asked Fred: "Are all of the Tufts players your size?" Fred answered: "No! SOME of them are even bigger!"
There were many stories like this that I loved hearing.
I remember "Princess" would accompany him to the gym and wait patiently for us to finish the workout sessions. Fred's love for her was obvious in the many ways he spoke of her. She was his soulmate for sure.
When Betty passed, I created a DVD of her for Fred. It was a privilege to try to honor her and to show the love and devotion they had for each other.
Fred was an intelligent, genuine, faithful, compassionate man devoted to his God, wife, family, and friends. Like many others, I treasure the opportunity I've had to know him. I'll miss him, but I'm happy to know he is reunited with his Princess.
Kris Van Winkle
April 25, 2020
I was so sorry to hear we lost Mr Hicks. I was his banker for many years and just adored him. Great smiles and always a pleasure to visit with when he came to the bank.
I always loved that he was so dedicated to his sweet “ princess “ aka his beautiful wife. When she passed, the bright light he always shared seem to dim as he tried to go about his daily life without her.
Prayers and hugs for the family and thank you for sharing your father with me ...a great man I was blessed to know!
April 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My parents lived 2 doors down at Meagan manor. My parents have both passed and the condo sold so I lost track of your dad. I saw how much he loved your mom and how much they walked. I'm glad you were able to move him to Indy. Peace to you and your family.
April 23, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jeffrey, I remember your dad from Holy Redeemer. He was a special person. When I had my son and we moved back to Evansville in 1997, both your parents doted over him in church. They were so proud of you and talked of you often. I'm sorry for your loss.