Richard Patrick Hick

October 26, 1966July 26, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Rich, age 51, met his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his home in Kerman, California, surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

He is survived by his wife Melinda Hick of 31 years; His sons, Patrick Hick, Christopher & Gladys Hick; daughter, Jessica & Vincent Ortega; his seven grandchildren, Jaymee Marie, Hailey Anne, Miley Kate, Ryan Thomas, Tayler Kay Marie, Ezekiel Nehemiah, and Vincent Morrie, aka Rooster; his grandmother Nancy Keenan, mother Carol Wright; sister Caroline Delsid; uncles Charles Rowan, Rick Hick, Bob Hick, Kent Keenan; and Aunt Rose; in-laws, Tully & Rhonda McClellan, Jimmy & Rebecca McClellan; many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Rich was preceded in death by his father Louis Hick; his sister Anastasia Souza; his in-laws, Gene & Maxine McClellan, Deborah Brown, Dyton McClellan, Tom McClellan, and Elaine Wright; and his nephews, Tully McClellan and Brian Texeira.

Rich was born in San Mateo, California and raised in San Francisco. He moved to the valley when he married Melinda in 1987. Rich was a hard working man with a career in welding and agriculture. He loved serving his community and his church.

His greatest treasure was his family and friends, but the apple of his eye were his grandbabies.

On behalf of the family, we would love to thank everyone for their support, words of comfort, delicious food, contributions, and most importantly, for your prayers. Your loving efforts will never be forgotten.


  • Louis Raymond Hick, Father
  • Carol Jean Wright, Mother
  • Melinda Kay Hick, Wife
  • Patrick McCoy Hick, Son
  • Christopher Ray Hick, Son
  • Jessica Elaine Hick, Daughter
  • Anastasia Marie Souza, Sister
  • Caroline Marie Wright Delsid, Sister
  • Jaymee Marie Hick, Granddaughter
  • Hailey Anne Hick, Granddaughter
  • Miley Kate Hick, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Thomas Hick, Grandson
  • Tayler Kay Marie Ortega, Granddaughter
  • Ezekiel Nehemiah Hick, Grandson
  • Vincent Morrie Ortega (Rooster), Grandson

  • Patrick Hick
  • Christopher Hick
  • Andrew Diaz
  • Lance McClellan
  • Trevor Lucas
  • Vincent Ortega
  • Andres Covarrubia
  • Ryan Hick, Honorary
  • Greg McClellan, Honorary
  • Pete Madrid, Honorary
  • Jesse Velez, Honorary
  • Josh Velez, Honorary
  • Clayton McClellan, Honorary
  • Tully McClellan, Honorary


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Committal Saturday, August 4, 2018

Richard Patrick Hick

have a memory or condolence to add?

Chris Didway

August 5, 2018

My Hick Family,

I’m proud to have been able to know Rich. He took me under his wing as a youngin when I first moved to Kerman. I’ll always remember playing on his little league baseball team. Of course, being the new Chris on the team, Coach Rich had not only the team, but the whole town calling me Didway before the week was over. I even met strangers who thought Didway was my first name. Years later in high school I always had a place to crash thanks to Rich and the family; it was never a question as to whether or not I could stay. I’ll definitely never forget the countless good times we had together. I still can’t be home during this time, but I hope that you all know I’m supporting you, and when I get out of here I’ll be around to visit you all and Rich.

Much love,

Suzy Santellano

August 3, 2018

my friend, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you always sharing stories of you and Rich and the love you had for one another and the love you both gave to your children and grandchildren. Rich was a good man and will be missed by all.

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted…

Denise Isaak

August 3, 2018

Melinda, There are no words to express how sorry I am for loss. I’m praying for you and your family. May God comfort you and hold you all tightly. Love you dear friend. ❤️

Cynthia/Dickie Banks

August 3, 2018

Miss you babe

Karyn Clark

August 3, 2018

RIP MY FRIEND TEACHER N FOOTBALL were a rather quiet man but when you spoke it was volumes of knowledge for this single mom with 3 york boys...Quincy,Vincent, n Prince...n Cherish their sister.
If it hadnt been for you and your encouraging words at pop warner level i doubt i would of made the 11+years of football all the way to college level...thanks for the memories smiles n lest we forget corndogs on game days...snack bar!!

Teddy Furnish

July 31, 2018

To Mrs. Hick and family,
I am praying for your family in this time of need, being in the same class as Jessica i was able to get to know Mr. Hick since before i was in sports, i was given the opptunrity as i grew up to know him more and play sports with his sons, Rick was always there rooting on his daughter or his boys like a proud father not only did he always root for his boys he rooted for their teammates including me. From giving life advice to just tellling all of us good game, your father& husband was a man with a big heart and loved his wife and his kids, we always could see that, as time went on he was blessed with grand children where i seen that love grow even more ! Love u all!

Serena Lawson

July 31, 2018

dear Hick family, we love you all so very much. i have known you all for a very long time and we share so many memories and laughs. i hope your hearts fill with his love and it eases your pain. rich was an awesome person all the way around. i wish my kids and i could be there for you all. sending lots of love from my family to yours, serena, michael, josh, ella, mya and syler.

Roberta Covarrubia

July 31, 2018

Prayers an blessings in Jesus name!

Erika Boreliz Rowan

July 30, 2018

Aw Rich.... I'm so sad to hear you have passed but am glad you are no longer suffering and are with Jesus. I love y'all and know y'all are tough and will get through this together. Praying for y'all ❤

Angela Souza

July 30, 2018

My uncle was such an important person to me. To me he was more than my uncle, he symbolized family and a piece of my mom. He welcomed me into his life from the moment he knew about me and never looked back. He taught me about family. I will always be grateful to him for loving his fault the way he did/does. I love you uncle rich and I know you are with my mom celebrating meeting each other ❤❤❤