IRVINGTON—Arthur Lee Hicks died peacefully at 4:40 p.m. April 29, 2018, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, where he spent the latter years of his life.
He was born July 3, 1923, in Quitaque, Texas, and grew up and went to school there until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served honorably until the end of the war and again during the Korean conflict.
He met and married his wife, Mary (nee Mary Frances Scott) in 1952 and together they raised two children, Mary Elena and (Harold) Lee Hicks.
He attended college on the GI Bill becoming a petroleum engineer and spending a long career with Standard Oil of New Jersey (now Exxon-Mobil) both in the U.S. (Tulsa, Okla., and Houston, Texas) and abroad, including France, Iran and Libya.
Upon his retirement in 1980, he and Mary moved to a home they built on Drum Point and lived there until moving to RW-C in 2003.
Mary pre-deceased him in October 2017.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Elena Pinkowitz (Andrew) of New York N.Y.; granddaughter, Elena Marie Schreiner (Keith) of Portland Ore.; great-granddaughter, Nova Elena Schreiner of Portland Ore. and his beloved cousin Patricia Brogdon-Gomez (Fernando) of Houston and her daughters, Andrea and Cecilia.
No funeral services are scheduled and a memorial ceremony will be held at RWC at a time as yet to be determined.
He loved and was loved dearly.