September 17, 2004

Thomas R. Hicks, 59, of 1005 West Third St., Oil City, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at UPMC Northwest, Franklin.

Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Oil City, he was the son of Robert Leroy and Lois G. Collins Hicks.

Mr. Hicks attended Oil City schools and graduated from Oil City High School in 1963. He graduated from New Castle Business School with an associate degree in business administration.

He served in the U.S. Air Force at Lockbourne AFB in Columbus, Ohio, as an administrative assistant from 1963-67.  Mr. Hicks was employed by Wolf’s Head and Pennzoil as a purchasing manager, production manager and plant manager from 1974 until he retired in 2001.

He was an avid turkey hunter and enjoyed bowling and fishing.

On March 5, 1966, he married the former Gail Kulling, who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Tami Jones of Oil City and Kori Seneca and her husband, Pat, of Erie; two sons, T. R. Hicks and his wife, Carissa, of Grove City, and Dan Hicks of Erie; five grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda Jones, Aden Horner, Mykaela Seneca and Tyler Hicks; a sister, Sally Proper and her husband, Carl, of Chapmanville; a brother-in-law, Larry Weaver of Rushford, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Judy Kulling and Linda Hicks of Oil City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by a sister, Dorrie Weaver; and a brother, Robert Hicks.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Morrison Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Church.  Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Venango County or the American Cancer Society.