Harley L. Hicks

Dow | Wednesday, October 16 2013

Harley L. Hicks, 90, passed away at 11:19 am, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at his residence.  

He was born in Wood River, IL on August 22, 1923, the son of the late Harley H. and Louise (Bufe) Hicks.

Harley worked for Owens IL Glass and Machine Shop for over 30 years as a Time Studier. He also owned and operated Beltrees Inn. He was a US Navy Veteran during WWII in the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Alton VFW Post 1308 and also a member of the American Legion Post 0794 in East Alton, Alton Eagles Lodge #254, and the Alton Motor Boat Club.


He is survived by his wife, Opal E. Hicks of Godfrey; one son and his wife, Harley E. and Betty Hicks of Godfrey; one daughter and her husband, Phyllis Hicks and Lynn Simburger of Elsah; five grandchildren, Kimberly Dees, Jennifer Hicks, Rolcie Hicks, Rocky Hicks, and John Lee; and two great granddaughters.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roland D. Hicks.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  

Military rites will be accorded by the Alton VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team.

Memorials may be made to the Alton VFW Post 1308.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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