Robert L. Hicks III, 71, of Wheeling passed away on December 7, 2021 at home surrounded by family.
He was born May 3, 1950, son of the late Robert and Wanda (Hart) Hicks. While in High School, he attended Boys State and DeMolay. After high school he attended WVU. Robert graduated as a valedictorian in 1983 from Wheeling College.
He was a retired Tech Specialist at the Seeing Hand Association where he taught braille and computer skills to the blind. In addition, he was also an amateur radio extra, KC8CR. Robert was the past president of the sightless workers, a member of cheerful bowling. Robert was an avid volunteer for the Ogden half marathon multiple times.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his two guide dogs Amos and Nicholas. Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years Linda Hicks; two children Robert (Tina) Hicks and Andrew (Dena) Hicks; three siblings Becky (Chuck) Palmer, Melissa (Matt) Stegman and Jim (Lucy) Hicks; five grandchildren Robby, Ryan, Anne, Jake, and Lola; as well as several nieces, nephews, and guide dog Susie.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family on a later day. The family would like to give a special thank you for the care and concern given to Robert by the nurses and Amedisys Hospice.
Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 2 Richmond Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.