Larry Gene Hicks

Larry Gene Hicks, age 71, of Quincy died on Thursday, 8/24/2023 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on May 1, 1952 in Quincy the son of Herman Alonzo and Matilda (Powell) Hicks.

Larry graduated from Quincy High School. He was the head chef at the Flamingo Restaurant. Larry also worked as a custodian at the First Baptist Church.

Larry was a great handyman, storyteller, and jokester. He was dedicated to his favorite game shows, the Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right. He loved playing cards, the lottery and was a fan of the WWF.

He is survived by his siblings: Almer Hicks, Seattle, WA, Gary Hicks of Rock Island, IL, Robert L. (Mary) Hicks of Quincy and Wesley Hicks of Quincy. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Herman, Jr, Mary Ann Hicks, Judy Hicks and George Hicks.

Larry’s family extends their sincere thanks to the medical staff at Blessing Hospital for their kindness and care of Larry and the family.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A Memorial Service is planned on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Quincy. Rev. Dr. Orville B. Jones, Jr. to officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12 Noon until the time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements for cremation are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.


  1. Edward Fletcher on August 30, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Larry we will miss your laughter and your gracious words you were so willing to share. I will always remember your own special formula for turning an old stove spotless again. You were a hard worker and God has granted you your rest…Rest well my friend.
    Eddie Fletcher

  2. Michael A Robbins on August 30, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss a good man.

  3. Shortybias on August 31, 2023 at 10:27 am

    So sorry for your loss Larry was very kind man especially to the bus drivers and riders and always kept you smiling no matter the weather, he would give his last to help others and several times invited me and uncle Banks the card shark over to play cards he was also known for playing the lottery pick 3’s Larry will be missed by many and RIP Larry

  4. Patty heck on August 31, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Ri heaven angel fly high in sky ur free fly high angel God Bless

    • Janet ( Johnson) Hunter on September 3, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      To the family,
      So sorry for your loss. May you rest in peace Larry.

  5. Carla Cramsey on August 31, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Larry will be greatly missed! I worked at hyvee and he knew many of us in customer service. He loved when he came in the door, we would yell Hi Larry!! He always laughed and always joked with us!! I retired so I never saw him anymore but 1 day just a few months ago, I saw him and I stopped and gave him a big hug!! My sympathy for the family!!

  6. Dory Scheufele McNett on September 1, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to you, Mary and your family Robert.
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother , Larry. God Bless all.

  7. Karen Mutchler on September 2, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Weasley and family sorry to hear about Larry.he always kept u matter if u were down.he got u up and smileying.he was a great man.
    Karen an family.

  8. Evan on September 3, 2023 at 1:03 am

    Larry was a regular at the filling station I worked at. He was a constant source of joy and entertainment to us. I have had his pick 3 numbers memorized for over a decade now. Sincerest condolences to his family, Larry was a heck of a guy.

  9. Jane Kerfoot Ganz on September 4, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Oh Larry worked for my parents at the Flamingo. He was indepensible to them! Larry and my Dad, Leonard Kerfoot, could crack jokes all day long. Larry was such a hard worker. He was a pall bearer at my Mother’s funeral. Rest in peace Larry.

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