Obituary of John Hicks
John Hicks, age 68, of Clearwater, passed away on December 25, 2022. He was born in Germany and moved to the United States. When John joined the United States Army, he ended up being stationed back in Germany for a few years.
He met the love of his life, Linda, and they married in 1992. John worked as a business owner, installing alternators and starters, while Linda worked as a bathing suit seamstress for a local manufacturer. They enjoyed riding motorcycles together and with Linda's daughter, Susanne and Sabine. John enjoyed nature, in particular orchids and koi ponds. John also loved fishing.
John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda; Linda's two daughters, Susanne (Alex) Kaufmann Santos of Tampa and Sabine Kaufmann of Germany; his grandchildren Francesco and Samayrah of Tampa; mother Rosalie Hicks of Clearwater; brother Leonard (Janet) Hicks of Tampa; nephew Sam Hicks of Largo and niece Abby Hicks of Tampa, and niece Stephanie Thomeczek of Dunedin.
The family plans on privately celebrating John's life at a later date.
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