David was called home while surrounded by family and loved ones at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. He is survived by daughter, Ashley Marie (Randy) Kennedy; son, David Austin Hicks; grandson, Kane Austyn Easterday; sister, Donna Hicks; a niece, a nephew, Deborah Hicks; and many other relatives.
He was preceded by parents, Avil R. and Elsie (Beach) Hicks.
David graduated from Newton Senior High in Iowa in 1971, and was a master solar mechanic for more than 30 years.
David was known for his love of life, his hearty laugh and his love for the Braden River.
Memorial services pending. May he rest in comfort and peace.