Jay J. Hicks, Sr.
Date of Birth
July 30, 1934
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 11, 2019
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, February 15, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery ~ Avoca, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Stephen Center ~ Omaha, Nebraska or St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Jay J. Hicks, Sr., 84, of Ashland, NE, entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by family in Ashland, NE.  He was born July 30, 1934 in Omaha, NE to Ivan and Ruth (Johnson) Hicks.  Jay graduated from Creighton Prep High School in Omaha, NE.  He served his country in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged in 1958.  On May 14, 1960, Jay was united in marriage to Mary Alice Macaitis at Assumption Catholic Church in Omaha, NE.

Jay worked as a truck driver for many years, logging over 5.5 million miles.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ashland and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, golfing, gardening and caring for his horses.

He is survived by wife of 58 years, Mary Hicks; children, Jay (Connie) Hicks, Barb (Bob) Davis, Kathy (Roger) Pike, Mary (Tim) Robbins, Amy (Stan) Stohlmann and Ivan Hicks; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Geraldine Russmann, Joan (Terry) Holmes, Alan (Diane) Hicks, Rosie (Denny) DeYoung, Mary (Joe) McLaughlin, Paul Hicks and Andy (Theresa) Hicks; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by son, Michael Hicks; parents, Ivan and Ruth Hicks; sister, Emily Bever.

Condolences for Jay J. Hicks, Sr.
  1. Pat & Jean Stewart
    • February 12, 2019 - 1 year ago

    We spent many hours at horse shows over the years with Jay and his family.

  2. Kim Hobscheidt
    • February 13, 2019 - 1 year ago

    I am saddened to hear of Jays passing. I know he will be missed greatly by my family. Hugs to you all.

  3. Linda scholting
    • February 14, 2019 - 1 year ago

    Frank and Kathy riha send our condolences to your family

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