Richard Ross Hickox

August 8, 1941 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Richard Hickox Obituary

Richard Ross Hickox, age 82, of Casey, IL formerly of Moweaqua, IL and Champaign, IL passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, IL. He was born August 8, 1941 in Casey, IL, the son of Ross Hickox and Uneta Pearl Walden Hickox.

Survivors include his son, Leon “Ted” Hickox; daughter, LeAnn J. Hickox of Decatur, IL; and mother of his children, Carla Lanman, Decatur, IL. He was preceded in death by his son, Leonard “Kip” Hickox; his parents of Casey, IL; sisters, Peggy Stephen of Westfield, IL and Linda Wiegel of Mahomet, IL. 

Richard was a graduate of Casey High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. for four years. Richard is a retired machine operator for BorgWarner, Inc. and Mueller Co. He was also a carpenter. Richard was a member of the United Paperworker International Union Decatur Local #7838 and American Legion Post #433 in Sidney, IL. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a Boy Scout leader for six years. Richard enjoyed reading his bible, was a Christian and attended the Sidney United Church faithfully.

There will be no services. Inurnment will be in Restitution Cemetery, rural Clark Co., IL next to his mother.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post #433, 212 S. David St., Sidney, IL 61877.

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