Jerry L. “Spice Man” Hicks, 71, of Harrison Township, PA, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Natrona Heights, PA on Monday, April 26, 1948 to the late John E. and Clarissa E. Yetter Hicks. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was an Induction Furnace Operator at Allegheny Ludlum retiring in 2004 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge. Spice Man was a member of the VFW of Tarentum, Eagles of Tarentum, American Legend of Brackenridge and the Slovak Club of W. Tarentum. He enjoyed making hot spices and sauces, gardening, hunting and fishing and especially his dogs.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 39 years: Collette Carney Hicks; his children: Kevin Jacob (Ashley) Hicks of Natrona Heights and Tisha Marie Hicks of New Kensington and 3 grandchildren: Rachel Kayleen Hicks, Jacob Lee Hicks and Carson Robert Hicks. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Jack E. Hicks.
Family and friends are invited from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where services will be held at 8:00 PM. Burial will be private. For more information please visit www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Tarentum VFW, 208 Fourth Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084 or to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068
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