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Douglas Paul Hicks

05/29/1973 - 12/28/2015
Service Date: 01/09/2016
Service Time: 12:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Douglas Paul Hicks, 42, passed away December 28, 2015 in Lander County, Nevada. He died as a result of a collision at the Barrick Cortez Hills open pit mine in which he was a haul truck operator. Doug was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 29, 1973.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Lee and Sue (Ramage) Hicks. Doug is survived by his daughter, Alexandria Marie Hicks, two brothers, Brad (Martha) Hicks of Elko, Nevada and Gregg (Kim) Hicks of Mesa, Arizona. Doug leaves behind extended family and friends who enjoyed his never-ending humor and ceaseless cheerful nature. He delighted always in making others laugh.

Doug grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 20th Ward of the Phoenix North Stake. He attended Sunnyslope High School. He took satisfaction in working and valued being a part of the D Crew at the Cortez mine owned by Barrick Gold Corporation near Elko, NV. He was an avid fan of Star Wars, Star Trek and WWE wrestling. He had a passion for collecting Marvel comic books and all things Disney. He enjoyed sharing music and movies with friends. Most of all, Doug cherished and adored his precious daughter and took the greatest pleasure of all in being her father.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 9, 2015 at 12 PM, with visitation at 11 AM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Doug will be laid to rest at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201. Please come and share memories of Doug. He will be dearly missed.



  • So sad to see such a good person like Doug leave way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.

  • My condolences to all of Doug’s family and friends. May the Lord bless and keep you. We will all remember the spark that he brought to everything he did, and everyone he met.

  • Felix O. Atiemo-Addo

    My deepest condolences to the entire family and may his soul rest in perfect peace. He was a good man, a friend and brother to me. Douglas, May the good Lord Keep you till we meet again sometime some day in Heaven.

  • Douglas is and always will remain a member of our family here at Cortez. I personally have lost a mother and a 22 year old son in 2015. Doug helped me with those losses more than he knew. His humor was amazing. You couldn’t have a bad day if he was around. He wouldn’t allow it. If you where down, it was almost like a challenge for him to change that. He might or might not have known in life how much he meant to each and every one of us, but I guarantee you he knows it for sure now. God speed Mr. Hicks! Catalogue, friend and, brother from another mother.

  • I offer my peayers, deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Doug’s family and friends. Doug was a good man whom I enjoyed working with at Goldstrike. We will all miss him but remember his endless humor and positive attitude. RIP Dougie…

  • Buddy you always made me laugh and you will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • I am saddened by this loss of life on a couple of levels. Although I never met Douglas, we share our family name and we are both miners.
    God speed, my friend.

  • Rest in Peace Dougie Fresh, hard to believe ,i know your happy , your always the happy person making the best of it no matter the situation..Thank you for being the friend you were

  • Fred and Jan McDonald

    Having lost brothers of our own, we are sad to hear of Doug’s death and feel sad for our friends, Brad and Martha Hicks. Rest in peace, Doug. Our condolences to all of the Hickses.

  • So sorry that you left too soon. Rest in peace buddy.

  • Beverly Carpenter

    My condolences to the Hick’s family. I have never met a more positive person than Doug, he had one of those infectious personalities that always made you smile. Go in peace my friend.

  • Hugs and prayers to all of Doug’s family, friends and Barrick family! Anyone who knew Doug, loved Doug! Such an incredible loss for all. 👼🏻

  • I had the opportunity To babysit Doug on numerous. Occasions when Jack and Sue would go out or when they worked at Manzy on Friday, sat nights . I remember all he wanted to do was to play with his Star Wars toys. He was well mannered and polite. He will be missed my heart and prayers go out out to his daughter , and his brothers Gregg and Brad, they were like family to me. Doug is safe and sound in the care of our Heavenly Father . Bob ( dennis). And Sue Squire.

  • I am Doug’s daughter. My heart is still and always will be missing a piece since my dad passed away. Thank you to all who have shared kind comments and heartwarming stories. I’d definitely would love to hear many more in the future. Thank you all. ❤

  • To Mr. Hicks family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to share a comforting thought that I’ve found in the Bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 we see Jehovah God’s promises that there will soon be a time when there will be no more sickness or death, and we can see the loved ones we’ve lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • I lived across the street from Dougie (as we called him) on Cholla Street. He was 4 years younger than me, so I only ever knew the 4 year old to 6 year old Doug. I have wonderful childhood memories of playing with him, teasing him, climbing trees to get away from him, and going over to his house for dinners when our parents got together. He was a happy, silly, fun, little boy. With a temper, of course. But even that was cute. I was very sad to see this a few years ago. Ali, I encourage you to write down as many memories you can about him.

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