Joshua Aaron Hicks, 37, Hays died Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Hays.

He was born May 10, 1982, in Goodland to Doug Hicks and Debbie (Weigel).

He married Heather Elaine (Pracht) on Aug. 18, 2012.

He was an amazing father who enjoyed spending time with his children and getting together with friends and family.

He was an avid Chiefs fan.

Survivors include his wife, Heather and children, Connor and Kaitlyn, all of Hays; his parents, Doug and Vickie Hicks, Hays, and Debbie and Fritz Cage, Portland, Ore.; three brothers, Matthew Erb, Erik Hicks, and Dustin Hicks and wife, Barb; two sisters, Melissa Hampton and husband, Steve, and Heather K. Hicks; his grandparents, Sharon Hicks, and Beverly and Howard LaFlair; numerous nieces, nephews; and a great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin Hicks, Fred and Norma Erb, and Francis J. Weigel; an uncle, Craig Weigel; and a cousin, Blake Ericsson.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to The Hicks Family Fund on Facebook.

Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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