William (Bill) W. Hicks, 72, died Thursday, January 31st of injuries incurred in an auto accident in Coralville, IA.

A Celebration of Bill’s life is planned for Saturday, February 9th from 12 to 6 PM at J & A Tap in North Liberty, IA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Bill was born January 13, 1947 in Lee’s Summit, MO, the son of Ancil and Dorothy (Ohmsieder) Hicks. He was a 1965 graduate of Adel High School and had attended Drake University and the University of Iowa. Bill lived most of his life in the Iowa City area & owned the Towncrest Texaco from 1973 to 1979. He enjoyed time spent camping, fishing, and target shooting.

Survivors include his son, Ken Hicks (Sarah Kringlen) of Cedar Rapids; his granddaughter, Alyssa Shirley- Hicks; his sister, Margie Hicks Westphal of Adel; two nieces, Holly and Hailey and nephew, Scott; four great nieces and nephews; special friends, Mike (Teresa) Sladek and Nikki Lara and her children; and his former spouse, Susan (Vernon) Oelrich Griffin of Iowa City.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com