Robert Hicks

Robert John "Bob" Hicks Jr.

Wednesday, July 6th, 1932 - Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Robert (Bob) J Hicks, 86, of Independence died May 28, 2019 at Centerpoint Medical Center after suffering complications from a fall.

Born July 6, 1932 to Robert J Hicks Sr & Alverda M (Judy) Hicks in Breckenridge, MO, he came to KC in 1950 after graduating HS for a Summer job at Sears Roebuck that lasted 40 years. Working as a carpenter, he learned how to build, repair & fix most anything. Bob was a member of Maywood Baptist Church. He loved his Lord & Savior and all who knew him; he never met a stranger. Helping others was a passion & he willingly gave of his time to serve in his church as a Deacon & Trustee, his family, and others. He spent countless hours helping build mission churches, Bread of Life Church and buildings to start Church Growth International in Neosho, MO where he continued to serve on the Board. He loved to hunt, fish, camp & travel. He was married to Emily “Pearl” Estes in 1954; she preceded him in death in 2007. He later married Shirley Thompson in 2008; she preceded him in death in 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Kenneth Hicks.

He is survived by; his children Donna Crist (Don) of Lee's Summit & Duane Hicks of Independence; grandchildren Jeremy Hicks, Jacob Decker & Bobbie (Jake Rau) Hicks; a great-grandchild Emalee Rau; Brothers, Fred Hicks of Tomball, TX & Marvin (Sharon) Hicks of Livingston,TX and many brother & sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052 with burial to follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Church Growth International, 13174 Owens Ln, Neosho, MO 64850.

(Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 10:00am
    Maywood Baptist
    10505 E. Winner Road
    Independence, MO 64052
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    Pastor Jake Taylor
  • Interment

    Mt. Washington Cemetery
    614 Brookside
    Independence, MO 64052
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Private Condolence

Judy Gilgour

Posted at 10:30pm
This message of sympathy in the loss of Bob, is especially for his brothers , Fred and Marvin. My husband, John Henry Gilgour
graduated from Breckenridge high school in Marvin's class of '56 and and always knew and was fond of the boys' dad, " Burley".
I got to attend the alumni banquet every year with John so I am also acquainted with the Hicks brothers. I continue living in Blue Springs since John 's death and saw the notice about Bob in The Examiner.
Sincerely, Judy Gilgour


Jeanne Strange

Posted at 10:12am
To the family of Robert Hicks. I just want to provide comfort for you during your time of sorrow. Please read the following scriptures in you own copy of the bible and they will give you hope that you will see them again:

Acts 24:15, 2 Corinthians 1:2,4,
Hebrew 2: 15,
John 5:28,29,
Acts 17:24,25
John 11:39-44,
I Corinthians 15: 26,
Job 14, 14, 15

You will find these scriptures give an assured hope that God cares about you and your suffering and has made plans to end death and suffering. Please read the scriptures carefully to get their meaning.


Jeanne Strange


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