James R. Hicks, Sr. 73, passed away Thursday March 15, 2018 at the Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Arlene M. (Vine) Hicks to whom he was married for 52 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joshua and Marion (Mosher) Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a truck driver for Mega Transportation. He was a handyman who enjoyed carpentry. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, a New England Patriots fan, an avid pool player and also enjoyed taking trips to Foxwoods. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, James R. Hicks, Jr. of Providence and Jeff Hicks of Seekonk, six grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Timothy, Kristin, Hailey and Megan Hicks, seven great grandchildren, one sister, Francine Patriarca and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Debra Hicks and brother of the late Betty Lou Cabral, Thomas and Richard Hicks. His funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be private.
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