Herbert G. “Gray” Hicks
October 29, 1972 – January 25, 2022
Herbert G. “Gray” Hicks, 49, of Midlothian, VA passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
He attended Hermitage High School, where he was a dedicated member of the marching band, and graduated in 1991. Right after, he pursued a career in the Automotive Industry, working his way up from sweeping floors to being a very knowledgeable automotive painter. He married his wife, Julia (Borzek) Hicks in December of 1996 and they share 3 children together. Although they divorced in 2016, they remained friends over the last few years. Gray was a motorcycle enthusiast and a McFarlane action figure collector. He was someone who loved both listening to and playing music, and drawing; two talents he passed down to his children. Gray will be remembered as a loving father, brother, uncle, and friend, with a big heart and willing to help out anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Gray is survived by his 3 children, Jarrett, Trinity, and Briana; sisters, Jessica (Jay), Raven (Stanley), Sue and Sandra (Keith); brother, Alex; dog, Bailey; other family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Bettie, and sister, Jackie.
A viewing/memorial will be held from 9:30am to 11:30am on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond 23294. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12601 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238, at noon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to https://gofundme.com/f/the-unexpected-loss-of-my-brother-gray , to assist with his final expenses. Family & friends are welcome to gather for food/refreshments at the home of his sister (Raven) following the interment. Address will be provided during the viewing/memorial, upon request.
Love you Gray!!! You were my
Bud thru and thru no questions asked!! You will deeply be missed by all. With you infectious laugh and crazy sense of humor!! You will forever be in our hearts and soul! Rest in Paradise My dear friend.
From friend, to employee, and back to friend, I will always remember you and your infectious laugh. From drag racing on Leigh St. in the early 90’s, to painting your face for Halloween as Gene Simmons of KISS, to cutting up at the shop, there was never a dull moment. Words cannot express the sadness of the loss of such a jovial dude. I honestly cannot think of a single time anyone has ever had a negative word about you. Ride on my friend!
You will be missed my friend. I remember growing up with you & hanging out at your house after school. You were fun to be around. Sending prayers to your family. Still hard to believe you’re gone. Love you always buddy!
What to say and how to say it, Gray, I ‘ve seen many things, to witness the love and kind words from scores of people who knew you, a Giant of a man, one hell of a friend. I am happy I was one of them. Your smile said it all. Many of us who rode motorcycles or owned Muscle Cars called upon you because of your craft and humor. God Bless You Brother, Peace Be with You on your journey see Ya in the turns.
Gray, you were a very special soul. You got along with everyone and touched each of us in a special way. The friendship that you shared with Jessica is something that I truly loved you for most. You always kept us laughing and thank you for always being you. I know you are now watching over us and laughing at the stories we will share. Thank you for loving each of us and letting us love you. You will truly be missed.
Fly high BOOPI!