Kenneth DeWayne "Kenny" Hickey

January 7, 1972January 26, 2021
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Kenneth DeWayne “Kenny” Hickey, 49, passed away January 26, 2021. The son of the late Jimmie Lee Hickey Sr. and Sharon Lynn (Morgan) Hickey, Kenny was born January 7, 1972 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a self-employed flooring installer. Although he loved the UK Wildcats, his main loves of his life were his wife and children. He will forever be missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Hickey, and brother-in-law, Claude “Mitch” Bell.

Survivors include his wife, Brandi Bell Hickey; children, Matthew Allen, Kindle Leigh, and Donna Jo Hickey; brothers, Jimmie Lee Hickey, Jr. and Greg Hickey; and canine companions, Presley, Lucy, and Biscuit.

Memorial Visitation will be 4 pm ~ 6 pm Monday, February 1st at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany. His Funeral Service will be 6 pm Monday in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel.

Due to Covid-19 issues, visitation and service will be limited to 50 attendees.

His Funeral Service will be streamed live on Facebook at

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  • Brandi Bell Hickey, Wife
  • Matthew Allen Hickey, Son
  • Kindle Leigh Hickey, Daughter
  • Donna Jo Hickey, Daughter
  • Jimmie Lee Hickey, Jr., Brother
  • Greg Hickey, Brother
  • Presley, Lucy, and Biscuit, Canine Companions
  • Jimmie Lee Hickey Sr and Sharon Lynn (Morgan) Hickey, Parents (deceased)
  • Stephen Hickey, Brother (deceased)
  • Claude "Mitch" Bell, Brother-in-Law (deceased)


Kenneth DeWayne "Kenny" Hickey

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Eva Corsaro

February 1, 2021

Brandi & Matthew:
I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. I don’t know if you remember me. I was the youth Ministry Coordinator at St Mary’s. I think I met you & Kenny once or twice. But I knew your son Matthew. He’s always got me to laugh. You all are in my prayers. May God bless you.

Melissa Goforth

February 1, 2021

Dear Brandi & Family,

I've never met you all, but please know I sure loved my amazing friend Kenny. I am devastated to lose him. He was such a ray of sunshine in my life and in the lives of those of us who knew him.

Kenny was always kind and caring...supportive and thoughtful. His goal was to make our days brighter and to be an encourager.

In my work, that's hard to find. But, Kenny always wanted to let me know how appreciated I was and that I made a difference.

While that always warmed my heart, what really made me smile was how much he LOVED each one of you! Like I said - you don't know me but wow...I feel like I know each of you.

You all were his true happiness. I've never met a man who loves his wife and kids more. were his pride and joy.

The last time I saw him, he talked about the holidays and spending time with you all. It made him feel such comfort and serenity.

I am so very sorry he is gone...I am sorry for me and those of us who were blessed to be his friend. But more so, I am so very sorry for each of you.

I wish I had answers. I wish I could change it. I wish I could turn back the clock and have him here again. I've cried so many tears since learning he passed away.

My deepest condolences. Please know I am sending you each my love & I care about you with all my heart. You each are in my prayers.

Love & prayers,
Melissa Goforth

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Carrie East

February 1, 2021

I expect to see those biceps flexed when we meet again Kenny. Glad you get to walk through the pearly gates with your favorite KY jersey on. You will be missed...Love you, Carrie and family.

Jimmie Hickey

January 31, 2021

Keno, hope you find peace brother and take care of our dear momma. She passed Easter Sunday 2020 and she loved her grand babies. You were the reason I came back home. Well I thank you and everyone knows. We were girl dads! Love you and cherish all of our memories. Until we meet again My Brother!

Cory Hendrick

January 30, 2021

The Hickeys,
Its been too long it seems. But you guys were always like family and welcomed me as such. This man taught me how to make a living for my family and thats something that will always stay with me. You were an awesome friend and we had some great times together. You will be missed my friend until we meet again rest easy brother. BBN for life.

Keesha McCue

January 29, 2021

Kenny always had a smile and loved to get in a good laugh. He was always so loving and friendly towards my family when we were around and always made sure we felt welcomed. He will be so missed. My condolences to the family and all who love him.

Keith Bube

January 29, 2021

Kindle and the Hickey Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your dad. May the many wonderful memories of your dad comfort you during this difficult time. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith and Tammy Bube, Chloe Brown

Greg nally

January 28, 2021

Kenny we had some great times at work loved working with you. You were such a ball to be around never a dull moment. Miss ya brother BBN for life

Prayers for the family
May God guide you through this hard time

Tracy Clay

January 28, 2021

I’m so sorry.. I remember all the good times when Brandi and I would come to see you on our lunch break and stopping by your house from time time. You was always was a very good person and very nice. Brandi I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you girl xoxo Love you Kenny