Andy Hicks, a resident of Westerville, Ohio, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. A devoted family man and an active member of the community, Hicks left behind a legacy of service and commitment that touched the lives of many.
Hicks was a familiar face in Westerville, known for his multifaceted roles in various sectors. As the Service Project Coordinator at Westerville Area Resource Ministry, Andy worked diligently to support and uplift those in need. Simultaneously, he served as a Realtor at Keller Williams Consultants Realty, showcasing his commitment to both community service and professional excellence.
However, it was Andy Hicks’s remarkable career as a firefighter that defined much of his professional life. Retiried as a Battalion Chief with a commendable 37 years of service to the citizens of Westerville and Blendon Township, Hicks left an indelible mark on the Westerville Division of Fire. His selfless dedication and unwavering commitment earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and the community at large.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Andy Hicks found happiness in his personal life. Married to Kimberly Hicks since July 3, 2015, he shared a life filled with love and companionship. The sudden loss of such a beloved figure has left his family and friends grappling with grief and sorrow.
As news of Hicks’s passing spread, the community came together to mourn the loss of a remarkable individual. At present, the precise cause of his death remains unknown. The Westerville Fire 150th, an organisation close to Andy’s heart, shared the sombre news and confirmed his passing through a heartfelt tribute post on their Facebook page.
In this time of sorrow, the community joins hands to remember and honour the legacy of Andy Hicks. His years of service, both in his professional roles and personal life, have left an indelible mark on Westerville. As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the loss of a beloved figure, they also celebrate the life and contributions of a man who dedicated himself to the betterment of others. Andy’s memory will undoubtedly endure in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving behind a legacy of selflessness, compassion, and community spirit.