Born on September 13, 1929 in Delhi, Michigan, Donald was the son of the late Raymond Hicks and the late Edna Webb Hicks. He was of the Baptist faith and worked many years at General Motors. One of his greatest hobbies was driving his dune buggy on the sand in Siler Lake, Michigan.
He is survived by his son, David Hicks of Haslett, Michigan; daughter, Judy (John Nati) Maag of Hohenwald; sister, Florence Hicks of Alaska; grandchildren, Justin Maag and Jennifer Dodson; and great grandchildren, Shelby Dodson and Owen Maag.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Hicks, Ed Hicks, Ray Hicks and Rollin Hicks; and sisters, Helen Hawks, Betty Cohoon and Florence Hicks.
Burial will be in Okemos, Michigan at the convenience of the family.
Heritage Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.