Curtis Valdon Hickey, 76, a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Service: 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Curtis was born in Buffalo Springs and graduated from Jim Bowie High School in Montague County. After school, he joined the U.S. Air Force
, where he served with distinction for 23 years, including two combat tours in Vietnam as an air rescue medic. Afterwards, he served as a deputy sheriff in Virginia and later Tarrant County, where he was influential in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44. He served his country and community with pride and dedication. "Well done, good and faithful servant."