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Melvin Hicks


April 11, 1921
April 9, 2018

Visitation 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. April 13, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Odin
Funeral 12:00 p.m. April 13, 2018 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Odin

Melvin Noble Hicks, 96, of Salem, passed away April 9, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by family. He was born the son of Claude W. and Nella E. (Blanchard) Hicks on April 11, 1921 in Kiefer, OK. He married Helen Louise Rippy in St Charles, MO on June 16, 1942, and she preceded him in death in November of 1994.

He is survived by his devoted children, Leon Hicks and wife Sandra of Salem, Patricia Staup of OH; several cherished grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren; and several precious great-great-grandchildren; and caring sister, Vada Swain of OH.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Claude and Nella Hicks; and his wife, Helen Hicks.

Melvin worked hard supporting his family in the oil field. In his leisure time he was a true outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting.

Celebration of life services will be held at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin. Internment will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. On-line condolences and memories of Melvin may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.