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Kenny Hicks


Kenny Hicks, 59, of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

Kenny was born on Aug. 27, 1963, in Chicago, one of three sons born to Glen E. and Bonnie Lee Franklin Hicks.

Kenny graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1981.

He married Laura Semrock on Sept. 1, 1984, at Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville.

After high school, Kenny was employed by Cisco for over forty years, and during that time he held many roles within the company.

Kenny loved to cook, and his favorite television channel was the Food Network. Some of the best dishes he created were his homemade seafood alfredo, BBQ sauce, ribs, omelets, pulled pork, and Italian beef.

Kenny had quite the collection of flannels, white ankle-high socks, and hats. He loved to play golf and cards.

Every night after work, Kenny would take his beloved Remi on hour long car rides just to play fetch. She had him wrapped around her paw.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 38 years, Laura Hicks of Carlinville; daughter Kaitlyn (Quin) Hammann of Carlinville; son, Braden (Grace Allen) Hicks of Carlinville; daughter, Emily Hicks of Carlinville; grandson, Turner Joseph Hammann; brothers, Terry (Mary Ann) Hicks of Carlinville, Mick (significant other Penny Emmons) Hicks of Carlinville; nieces, Jennifer Hicks-Blazis, Ashley (Michael) Hadley, Morgan Hicks, Emma (Taten) Musso, Camryn (John) Joseph, Chloe Walton, Carly (Brendan) Stewart, and Cory Walton; nephews, Aaron (Nicci) Hicks, Aaron (Laurie) Archibee, and Will Walton; father and mother-in-law, Norman and JoAnn Semrock of Carlinville; sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Adrian Walton of Carlinville; his beloved Australian Shepherd, Remi, and several great nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cross Church, 1030 West Main St. in Carlinville.

Funeral Services will be  held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at Cross Church in Carlinville, with Pastor Dave Ziegenbein officiating.

Memorials may be made to the grandchildren Trust Fund set up at the Bank & Trust in Carlinville, for future education.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.

And as Kenny Hicks would always say, “Well, talk at ya later.”