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Mr. Simmie L. Hicks, Sr.

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“You are gone but not forgotten. You will always be a part of tbe Galesburg Speedway family. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy McGhee - Battle Creek, MI

“we love and miss u so much grandpa i will make sure jocelynn will make ur proud she was ur pride and joy ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: chelsie hicks - Springfield, MI

“Prayers. We love you guys and are thinking about yall ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kristen Dawkins - Warren, AR

“Uncle simmie u will aways be the greatest uncle father husband grandpa anyone could ever ask for the last time i seen u u guys just changed a...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donald Hicks - Bellefontiane, OH

“Thoughts and prayers from your Arkansas Family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Dana orton - Warren, AR - Family

“feel i lost a brother today. rest in peace . ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: bobby miles - springfield

“I was once married into family and my heart breaks for the whole family yall in my orayers and thoughts ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tabitha Abbott - friend

“To a real good friend and my prayers go nout to is family ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Missy Kerber - Battle creek, MI

“Simmie, Sr., you have been a great and true friend for 40+ years. You will be missed tremendously. Cindy, Simmie, Jr., Chelsie, Justin, Cristina,...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Elliott - Battle Creek, MI

“I only had the opportunity to know you for a little while, but I had heard so much about you from your grandson that when I finally did meet you I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Randy Berry - Battle Creek, MI

“so sorry for your loss i wont be able to be there on sat but your family will be in my prayers simmie always had time to talk to you i seen him at...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: nancy hunt - battle creek, MI

“You will be greatly missed ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jen Brinkert Walker - Kalamazoo, MI

Simmie L. Hicks Sr., age 72, of Springfield passed away peacefully at home on Monday afternoon, November 18, 2019. He was born in Battle Creek on August 23, 1947, the son of Jesse and Lucille (Harrod) Hicks. Simmie retired from the City of Battle Creek in 2002 after more than 22 years of service.

Simmie married Cindy Horwath on May 28, 1966; she survives. He is also survived by his son, Simmie Hicks Jr.; his grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Hicks, Kristina (Joe) Martinez, Chelsie (Jack) Hicks, Garie (Sarah) Damer, and Hunter Coronado; his great-grandchildren, JT & Ricki Hicks, Jocelynn Morgan, Aniah & Lilli Martinez; his brother, Timothy (Carol) Hicks; several nieces & nephews, and special friends, Nancy & Dale Perry, Freddy Campbell, Terry Elliott, Jim Woodin, and Bobby Garrett (His Guardian Angel). Simmie was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter & son-in-law, Karen & Tom Robbins; and two brothers, Jesse Hicks Jr. and Mark Hicks Sr.

Simmie started racing at Galesburg Speedway in 1966, and he has continued to race and build racecars for the last 53 years. He also enjoyed watching his son, Simmie Hicks Jr. race. Simmie was most happy being in the garage around his family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Simmie's life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23rd at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where the family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The family will continue the celebration of Simmie's life with a potluck luncheon at the American Legion Post#298 228 North 20th Street, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the family. Personal messages for the family may be placed at