Covington - Lloyd J. Hickman, age 88 of Covington died at 6:35 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Waters of Covington.
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Lloyd was born on April 22, 1924 near State Line. He was the son of Jesse H. and Emma (Taylor) Hickman. He was a 1943 graduate of Covington High School.
He married Carolyn Astell in Marshfield on August 18, 1945. She survives. He lived east of State Line for many years before moving to Covington in 1973.
Lloyd worked for Chicago and Eastern Ill. Railroad, which was later known as CSX. He retired in 1985 after 42 years of service.
He was a member of the Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, F&AM Covington Lodge #60 receiving his 50 year pin, Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, Order of Eastern Star Troy Chapter #145 receiving a 50 year pin, and the Union RR Transportation Communications International.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Indiana University Hoosier fan.
Surviving with his wife are: two sons, Harold (Susan) Hickman of Greenwood and Kenneth (Sharon) Hickman of Jacksonville, Ill.; a daughter, Karen (Randy) Auble of Indianapolis; a half-brother, Merle Hickman; a half-sister, Carol Zink; seven grandchildren, Scott (Samantha) Hickman, Amanda (Allen) Higgins, Brad (Nikki) Hickman, Jason Hickman, Kyle (Tiffany) Hickman, Melanie Fellows and David Auble; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob Hickman, Connor Hickman, A.J. Higgins, Allie Higgins, Katelyn Fellows, Madelyn Fellows, Kayleigh Hickman, and Cora Hickman.
Lloyd was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Howard Hickman, a sister, Evelyn Bever, a half-sister, Betty Hickman, and a grandson, James Robert Auble.
Services were held at Benson Chapel United Methodist Church on February 14 with Rev. Brenda Burnworth officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benson Chapel United Methodist Church or F&AM Covington Lodge #60.
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