GOSHEN — Arthur P. Hicks, 85, passed away Monday morning at Courtyard Healthcare, where he had been since Thursday.
He was born June 8, 1928, in New Castle, to Samuel and Ella (Moles) Hicks.
On June 28, 1947, he married Phyllis C. Peed at her home in Mooreland.
She survives along with three sons, Steven (Gail) Hicks, Elkhart, Gene Hicks, LaGrange, and Phillip Hicks, Goshen; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lucille Helton; a brother, James Wilber Hicks; and two grandsons, Derek and Ryan Hicks.
A 1945 graduate of Mooreland High School, Mr. Hicks was an engineer for General Motors, Fisher Body in Marion, retiring in 1990.
He was an active member of Beulah Missionary Church where he served as a greeter, a groundskeeper and a handyman. He taught Sunday school when living in Jonesboro.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.