Garrett R. Hicks

AMBOY — Garrett R. Hicks, 21, of Amboy, died at home on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

He was born on Oct. 14, 2000 in Dixon, the son of Todd and Amy (Fritz) Hicks.

He was employed by Edgewood Landscaping in Dixon and was in his third year of Bible Institute as a member at First Baptist Church in Amboy.

Garrett married Emma Alexander on Aug. 27, 2021 in Amboy.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Rex Hicks, Sr.

Garrett is survived by his wife, Emma; parents, Todd and Amy Hicks; siblings, Alexander (Bethany) Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Elisabeth Hicks, Benjamin Hicks, Adalynn Hicks; and niece Ellie Hicks, all of Amboy. Also survived by grandparents Linda Hicks, of Amboy, Nancy Bliven, of Hartwell, Ga., and Randy and Kathy Fritz, of Rockford.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the First Baptist Church of Amboy with Pastor Rocky Fritz officiating. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Amboy from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Monday from 1 to 11 a.m., at the church.

A memorial has been established for the family. 

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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