Lynn L. Hicks
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Lynn L. Hicks, age 67 years, a resident of Elkins, WV passed on July 4, 2022 due to complications from ALS.
He was born May 26, 1955 in Rome, NY. He was married to Jennifer Webb Hicks, also of Elkins. He is preceded in death by his mother Naomi Pribble Hicks and father Charles L. Hicks of Ava, NY. He is survived by three children, Alison Foreman (husband Caleb) of Dallas, TX, Jaime Eilers, (husband Jud) of Mingo, WV, Brooks Keith (wife Kristy) of Powells Point, NC, five grandchildren Noah, Piper, Isabella, Kennedy and Naomi, one sister, Melinda Scofield (husband Gary) of Ballston Lake, NY, one brother Kevin Hicks and girlfriend Billie Jo Hopwood of Melbourne, FL, one nephew, John Tully, one niece, Kathleen Mege and one grandniece, Kiera.
Lynn was a graduate of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY with a degree in engineering from the School of Forestry. He began his long and very successful career with the USDA Forest Service on the Hiawatha National Forest in Escanaba, MI. From there he continued his career on the Wayne-Hoosier National Forest in Nelsonville, OH then on the Monongahela National Forest (Supervisor's Office) in Elkins, WV. He retired in 2016 after 36 years while in Asheville, NC at the Supervisor's Office as a staff officer where he received the US National Managerial Award in Washington DC. Lynn was instrumental in the building of the Seneca Rocks Visitors Center in Seneca Rocks, WV along with hundreds of projects throughout the Forest Service. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He was also a football referee. After retirement he worked, part time, for the Currituck County Visitors Center in NC.
Lynn was a Rotarian and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award while a member of the Asheville, NC club.
Lynn also loved his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He was an amazing grandpa and father. He was kind to all and loved his friends.
Lynn was a Methodist by faith and was a previous member of the choir at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2 PM, at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Brian Seders will officiate and entombment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, WV. A celebration of Lynn's life will follow at Big Timber Brewing Company, 1210 South Davis Avenue, Elkins WV following the memorial service. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the ALS Association at www.als.org to give to the local ALS Chapter. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lynn L. Hicks. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com