Mr. William G. Hicks, 68, of the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, PA, passed away at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012. He was formerly of Spring Hill, PA and the Bradford Co. Manor in Burlington, PA.
Born in Sayre on Oct. 1, 1943, he was the son of the late William and Florence Swain Finnerty. While living on Spring Hill, he worked with his brotherin law, Norm Hoffman, at his farm on Whitmiller Rd. for many years. William loved playing softball in his younger years. He was an avid bowler, bowling for the Hoffman Farms team at the Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing and he also bowled at the Shamrock Lanes, in Ulster. While living with his sister on Spring Hill, he loved to be surrounded by her family.
Surviving are his daughters, Toni Hicks of Elmira, NY and Florence Sherwood of Athens and many grandchildren. William is also survived by his sister, with whom he lived, Marilyn Hoffman of Spring Hill; a brother, Gerald Hicks of Athens; a special nephew, Sevelon Tunnicliff and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Hicks; a sister, Betty Jean Tunnicliff, and a brother-in-law, Norman Hoffman.
Burial with committal services will be held at the Spring Hill Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dale Russell of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church officiating.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA.