Funeral services for Wilbern Eugene Hicks, 79, Springfield, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Hicks passed away 11:17 a.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born September 24, 1940, at Belle, Missouri, to Floyd Hicks and Nova Counts Hicks Cox. On April 11, 1972, he was married at Birch Tree, Missouri, to Eileen Scott. Mr. Hicks was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. Before his retirement, he worked at Marathon Electric. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family and helping people. Mr. Hicks was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Hicks, of the family home; five children, Will Hicks and wife, Sue, Pevely, Missouri, Jennifer Porterhouse and husband, Thomas, Hillsboro, Missouri, Emma Jean Heard, Bismarck, Missouri, Eddie Hicks and wife, Patricia, Springfield, Missouri and Michael Hicks and wife, Elizabeth, Huntsville, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Zachary Hicks, Kyle Herrington, Devin Herrington, Thomas Herrington, Dusty Herrington, Zack Clark, Josh Clark, Scott Polsley, Savannah Brickmann, Trinity Ritzenthaler, Brooke Ritzenthaler , Summer Ritzenthaler, Amanda Ritzenthaler and Jenna Hicks; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Gould and husband, James, Mountain View, Missouri and Phyllis Brown and husband, Harold, Eldon, Missouri; and six nieces and nephews, Rusty, Danny, Tammy, James, Bobby and Clyde.
His parents, step-father, Lester Cox, two sisters, Anna Carpenter and Barbara Tune, one grandson, Justin Clark and two nephews, David Carpenter and Joey Rhine, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Howell Valley Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.