It is with great sadness that the Amick family relates the death of Atticus Amick Stites. Atticus died on March 30, 2022 of fentanyl poisoning. He was 22. Easy-going and big-hearted, Atticus was born and raised in Chico, CA, and leaves behind many people in the community who cared deeply for him. He was a graduate of Chico High School, and had dreams that included a college degree in business and construction management, and running his own business. He was a great worker, companion, storyteller, and outdoor enthusiast.
He is survived by his father, Kevin Stites, of West Liberty, IA, his aunt, Micki Amick, of Denver, CO, his uncle and aunt, Aaron and Cari Amick, of Yelm, WA, and his grandparents, Roger and Claire Amick, of State College, PA. He will be forever missed by his cousins Madeleine, Jack, and Andy Amick.
For those concerned about or who wish to learn about the prevalence of fentanyl in their community and the devastating effects it is having on especially young people, the Amick family encourages the review and/or financial support of the following resources: