Gary Wayne Hickman

18 juin 19409 octobre 2020

Gone to be with our Lord Gary Wayne Hickman born June 18, 1940 to Hollis Hickman and Clara Mae Slocum Hickman in Sedalia, Missouri. Gary attended Horse Mann Elementary and Smith-Cotton High School graduating in 1958 and joined the Marine Corps. In 1958 he married the mother of his four children, Bonnie Elizabeth Morris. He attended boot-camp at Camp Pendleton California and went into communications. He served out his service in San Francisco at The Presidio. After his military service he went to work for Western Electric in Kansas City, Mo and then transferred to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he was promoted to a first line supervisor and worked in St. Louis, Missouri and Houston, Texas. He retired early and went back to college graduating from the University of Houston with a BA in History and began teaching at Thompson Middle School in Pasadena. He loved coaching football all his life and was a Missouri referee. He was one of the volunteers to help set up the Kirkwood, Missouri football league and served as a coach for years. He was baptized and served as a Deacon at Webster Groves Baptist Church for many years. After his transfer to Houston, he was a volunteer coach for the youth leagues also. When he began teaching he was a football coach for Junior High students and loved all his students and players. In 1981 he married Kathy Susan McConathy who was the mother of his youngest daughter Melissa.

His generosity of time and money was never ending for students and friends. He loved fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his Mother Clara Mae Slocum, Father Hollis Gayle Hickman and one brother Stanley Gayle Hickman. He leaves to mourn his passing his oldest daughter and caregiver Tammy Hickman Naylor, his oldest son Brian Wayne Hickman, second son Gary Dean Hickman, youngest son Scott Alan Hickman and youngest daughter Melissa Hickman. Also surviving him is his first wife Bonnie Morris Conrad mother of the oldest four children and his second wife Susan McConathy Hickman mother of his youngest child Melissa.

He leaves 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, one nephew and one niece. Donations may be sent to Parkinson’s research. Burial will be in the Spring of 2021 at Crown Hill Cemetery Sedalia, Missouri.

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ron and willa cook

9 novembre , 2020

Sincere sympathy to the family.
My name is Ron Cook. I worked with Gary at Western Electric and Southwestern Bell in St. Louis.
He was a good employee and a great friend.
Happy Marine Birthday Buddy on 11-10-2020.

Amy Morris Woods

12 octobre , 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed being around Uncle Gary. He was such a good person. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Morris Fink

12 octobre , 2020

So Sorry for your loss Gray was a beautiful person Emory and I loved him To all you guys Tammy,Brian,Gary Dean and Scott so sorry may he RIP

Nancy Morris Cook

11 octobre , 2020

Gary Hickman was an all-round incredible person, who always took his work and family seriously, yet didn’t take himself seriously, and had such humility.
He had an incredible sense of humor, an incredible sense of irony, and though I hadn’t seen him for years, I still smile - and sometimes laugh out loud - when I think of his dry wit, which reduced me to hysterical laughter more times than I can count.
A wonderful, supportive father and husband, Gary never forgot the values he was taught by his parents as he grew up in small town America.
No matter what kind of curve ball life threw at Gary, he always found a way to hit it out of the park.
At the end of the day, the point, I think, is to leave the world a better place than we found it.
Gary Hickman did that.
He made a huge difference in my life decades ago, and I can only imagine the difference he made in the lives of others he touched throughout the years that followed.
And that’s about as good as it gets.
God speed, my friend, God speed.

Bob Kuhl

11 octobre , 2020

Such a neat and caring guy.
Worked with him in St.Louis and walked the picket lines during the strike.
I transferred to Houston in 1974 and work for him at Idylwood C.O.
Great boss and friend.
Very caring and great family man.Passed on those genes to his kids!
Heaven has your spot reserved. RIP my friend. You will be missed.