Born in Providence, he was a son of the late William Hicks and Patience (Stanley) Hicks of East Providence. Bill was the owner and operator of East Bay Sealcoating and Driveway Maintenance. He was a volunteer firefighter and member of Engine 4, Warren. An avid New England sports fan, and especially loved his New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
Besides his wife, he leaves nine children, Jennifer Ferrara (Nicholas) of Warren, Carrie Rollins (Robert) of Elmira, NY, and Sabrina, Kendra, Ashley, Andreanna, Maraysha, Zada, and Faceson Hicks of Warren. He was the grandfather of Julius, Eric, Sabrina, Jameson, Serenity, Selena and Kaylyn; and brother of Peter Hicks (Tonia) of Lancaster MA., Carol Quade of Riverside and the late Tillie Hicks. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, a service was held Sunday, Sept. 15. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Adoption Rhode Island, 2 Bradford St., Providence RI 02903, or see www.adoptionri.org. For more see www. Wjsmithfh.com.