George “Doc” Hicks

George “Doc” Hicks

d. October 27, 2013

George “Doc” Hicks, 74, of Fruita passed away at the VA Hospital in Denver on Sunday, October 27, 2013 following a short illness.  He was a US Navy veteran, a former member of Ridgway (CO) Volunteer Fire Department, and member of church choirs in Mesquite NV and Grand Junction CO.  He was a member of the Veterans Honor Guard and American Legion in Mesquite and the Combined Honor Guard in Grand Junction.  He loved hiking Colorado Mountains.  He was the owner of Doc’s Hitchin’ Post in Ridgway from 1975 to 1988.  
He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Carol, and two amazing children, Robert (Krystin) of Colorado Springs and Libby of Grand Junction.  He is also survived by four adored grandchildren, Mirissa Hicks, 20, Ryan Hicks, 17, Loryn Chiapuzio, 18, and Adrienne Chiapuzio, 16. 
Interment with full military honors will be at Western Colorado Veterans’ Cemetery, Grand Junction CO on Friday, November 22 at 3:00 PM. 
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, CO or to Fisher House, 14001 E Iliff Ave, #210, Aurora, CO 80014.