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Wayne L. Hicks, formerly of Eldorado

  • Wayne L. Hicks

    Wayne L. Hicks

updated: 8/24/2022 4:06 PM

Wayne L. Hicks, 88, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 at Heritage Health in El Paso. He was born March 15, 1934 in Eldorado, Illinois to Golden and Ruby (Witherspoon) Hicks.

He married Joanne Price on Dec. 31, 1957 in Corinth, Mississippi. She passed away on Dec. 20, 2018.

Wayne served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He began his 35-year career working for the Illinois State Police in 1958 and retired in 1993. He was in charge of Hazardous Material, was a patrolman for numerous years, and was the desk sergeant for District 6 in Pontiac.

After retirement, he and Joanne became avid ballroom dancers and enjoyed the thrill of dance for several years.

Wayne is survived by one son, Brad (Megan) Hicks of Normal; one daughter, Wendy Hicks of Bloomington; and a sister, Mildred Williams of Eldorado.

He was preceded in death by his loving spouse of 60 years, Joanne; and his parents.

Visitation services to celebrate the life of Wayne will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 at the funeral home. Entombment will follow the funeral service in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

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