Michael Wayne Hicks Sr., 69, of Medford, Ore. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Michael was born January 5, 1944, in Ashland, Ore. He graduated from Ashland High School and served in the Oregon National Guard. In 1966, Michael married Dorothy Reeves. They had two children, a son, Michael Wayne Hicks Jr. and daughter, Tina Hicks.

Michael worked for Timber Products Co. of Medford, Ore. for almost 43 years. He was also very active in the local woodworkers IAM union.

Michael is survived by his mother, M. Helen Harbaugh; stepfather, William Harbaugh; two sisters, Connie Acosta and Cena Divine; son, Michael Hicks Jr. (Stephanie); daughter Tina Heskett (Gary); and five grandchildren, Chelsey, Cheyennea, Mike III, Mikayla, and Brianna.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Marrel E. Hicks, and brother, Mark Hicks.

Michael was a loyal son and very devoted dad and loving grandfather. He had a huge heart and a larger than life laugh and will forever be missed.

Come celebrate his life and share some memories from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Central Point Grange Hall, 436 E. Pine St., Central Point, Ore. 97502.