It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Vance C. Hicks “Cricket”, 72, of Charlottesville, Virginia. He passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, June 1, 2020. Born on February 6, 1948, in Louisa, Virginia, he was the only son of Robert and Hazel Hicks. He was preceded in death by his parents. Vance was a man of strength, character and tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds. He will be remembered for his quick wit, for his love of family and friends, for his dedication to those less advantaged than he and for his generosity. He will be remembered by his devoted and loving wife, Doris; his three children, Robbie (Nancy), Jennifer (Dave), Jay (Kara); grandchildren that he adored, Ryan, Sam, Harper, Jackson and Megan (Matt); and great-granddaughter, Charlotte; his sisters Vicki Schwarz (Lou), Cynthia Schoening and Lana Carpenter and numerous other family members and friends.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in Louisa, Virginia. A celebration of his life will be held at a time later this summer. Remembrances in his name can be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont; or to the community service organization of your choice.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”