Matthew “Matt” Ryan Hicks, 46, passed away October 16th, 2022.
Matt was born February 1, 1976 to Stephen and Debra Hicks in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was a 1994 graduate of Salem High School. After graduating high school, Matt enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp for four years and was stationed in Yuma, AZ. Following his military career, Matt went to work with Cox Communications where he was employed until his passing. Matt’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with his loving family. He enjoyed playing video games with his kids, watching movies, and grilling in the backyard while listening to music. Everyone who knew Matt could feel his big heart and giving nature. He will always be remembered as someone who had a great sense of humor who never met a stranger. Matt will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is: wife, Stefanie Hicks; children: Jonny Horton, Charlotte, Lucy, Hannah, Dean and Michael Hicks; parents, Stephen and Darla Hicks; sisters, Stacy Kepple and husband John Kepple, Angela Fowler and Kristen Scott; and numerous extended family members and lifelong friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 30th 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at 1016 Birnam Woods Drive Virginia Beach , VA 23464.Send Flowers
Celebration of Life
1016 Birnam Woods Drive Virginia Beach , VA 23464.
2:00pm - 6:00pm
My deepest condolences to family and friends. Hicks, you will be missed brother. The news hit us all pretty deep, last time we spoke we picked up where we left off 20 yrs ago or so with jokes and laughter, didn’t skip a beat. It was great hearing from you. This news had us all reaching out to each other and checking on one another. Love you brother Semper Fi.
René Sandoval (Sandy)
Gone to soon …we will love matt forever…💔 ….
My Prayers are with the Hicks family in this season of mourning.
I am so sorry for you all. My heart goes out to you…
Dear Hicks family, I am truly sorry for this loss. Matt and I always referred to each other as brothers from another mother, and he is already missed more than ever. I wish I could be there to help celebrate his life with you all. I’ll be sure to slam some dominoes and throw some spades down in his honor with my family on the 30th. Love – Jami Wheeler aka Matt’s Spades Partner ❤️❤️❤️
Rest in peace, Matt..
I am terribly sorry Matt has left this world. I am so sorry for your loss. So sorry!!!! I Miss Matt So much!! The video tribute was absolutely Beautiful. Gorgeous Family. Hard to see all the photos through the tears. Especially as Nothing Else Matters played. Your family will forever be in my prayers!!!
My prayers are with your family Matt was a great guy funny and caring hard to believe he’s gone from this life. He will forever live in your memories and your heart. Enjoyed working with him at Cox was great person and always had a way of making things more interesting with his humor. He’s going to be missed.