HANOVER - Arthur Hicks passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, JoAnne Murphy Hicks of Hanover; sons, Nathan Hicks and his wife and daughter, Anne and Hadley, and Benjamin Hicks and his wife and daughter, Alicia and Stella.
Arthur attended Texas A&M, where he studied aeronautical engineering and spent many hours jumping with the A&M skydiving team. After leaving A&M he flew for American Airlines, during which time he was called into the Vietnam War as an air traffic controller. Upon coming home, he flew for Pizzagalli Construction while attending business school at University of Vermont. He sold Aero Commander aircraft and Brockway trucks before starting C.B. Kenworth Inc., which sold and serviced commercial trucks throughout the State of Maine. Arthur loved alpine skiing, so much so that he and his wife retired to the Sunday River area so they could be closer to the community that they loved so much. In his later years, he returned to his first passion flying aerobatic planes competing across the country.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. from the Jones Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.