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Clay Hicks

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Clay Irwin Hicks, 54, Elsmore, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after the recent death of his wife and his own battle with cancer.
He was born to Fred Irwin Hicks and Beverly (Davis) Hicks in Newport, Beach, Calif., on April 16, 1959.
At the age of seven his family moved to Kansas. He grew up in Lone Elm attending Crest Schools. In 1980, he married Teri Nelson. With that union Dustin James Hicks was born. He later married Della Chastain. They had Heather Ilean Hicks.
Clay operated an auto repair shop and was Elsmore’s handyman for many years. Prior to his failing health he was employed with Verde Oil.
Survivors include his son Dustin and wife Courtney, Moran; daughter Heather; step-son Jerry Kauffman and wife Wendy, Savonburg; one granddaughter, Sienna Hicks; sister, Renee Hicks, LaHarpe; mother, Beverly Sayles, Moran; seven nephews: Joe, Matt, Dan, David, and Michael Boeken, Chris and Jeremy Craft and all their families, one niece, Chasity Craft.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister Shirley Craft.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Clay and Della’s life will be at a later date.

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