Curtis Eugene Hicks, 70, of Capels, WV departed this life on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born April 3, 1950 in Mohegan, WV, he was the son of the late Curtis T. Hicks and Juanita G. Hicks. A lifelong resident of McDowell County, Curtis owned his own business and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, Curtis is preceded in death by two sons, Justin Lee Hicks and Judd Matthew Surface, one brother, and a grandmother, Maude, to whom he credited much of his raising.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years Mary Ellen Hicks; his children Ceci (Anthony) Williams of Woodbridge, VA, Cynthia Hicks of Durham, NC, Curtis Hicks Jr. (Jessica) of Capels, Kurt (Kimberly) Hicks of Shabby Run, Stephanie (Jose) Soto of Welch, and Casey Hicks (Jonathan Potter) of Welch; Sixteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Connie Turner, three brothers, two sisters, and close friends.
In keeping with his wishes there will be a graveside service on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with Reverend Virgil Green officiating. Military services will be conducted by VFW Post 1144 of Iaeger. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Hicks family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at