Cpl. Larry W. Hickey Battle Creek Cpl. Larry W. Hickey, age 63, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday April 23, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Battle Creek after a short battle with cancer. Larry was born July 26, 1949 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Weldon Hickey and Margaret (Canon) Hickey-Pontius, and came to Battle Creek in 1970. Larry attended school in Muskegon and Joined the US Marine Corp in 1966 and spent 14 months in combat in Viet Nam. Larry was employed for 34 years by Waste Management of Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and spending time with his family and friends. Larry had remodeled a home in Glendale, AZ and was planning on making it his permanent home. He is survived by his mother, Margaret L. Pontius of Muskegon, a son, Larry Steven (Harmony) Hickey of Glendale, AZ, step brother, Patrick (Laura) Pontius, of Muskegon, his former wife, Sharon Hickey-White and longtime friend, Bill Castello of Battle Creek. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Weldon Hickey in 1974. The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday at the funeral home. Interment with honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Viet Nam Veterans of America or the Wounded Warrior Project. Visit Larry's web page at www.bachmanhebble.com.
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Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
223 North Bedford Road Battle Creek, MI 49037
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2013