R.H. "Pete" Hickman
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Mr. R.H. "Pete" Hickman, age 95 of Jackson, TN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 10 a.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Phil Jett and Bro. Fred Morris officiating. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers that served were Winferd Allen, Jack Murphree, Ray Whitwell, David Nelson, Gary Williams, and Jerry Norwood. Honorary Pallbearers that served were Blair, Blake and Wells Arnett.
Mr. Hickman was born on August 24, 1917 in Carroll County, TN to the late John W. and Ornie Elizabeth Hickman. He graduated from Huntingdon High School and attended Bethel College.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII at Pearl Harbor for three and a half years.
He has been a member of Englewood Baptist Church since 1962. He was Manager of the Federal Land Bank in Huntingdon and Jackson for 33 years, serving 15 counties in West Tennessee.
He was President of Fourth Farm Credit District of FLBA, serving four states. He served in many other positions on the state level.
He was Realtor for 40 years, served as President of Jackson Board for four years and was the founder and owner of R.H. Hickman Realty and Auction Company for 25 years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Leva Owenby and Mary Parrish; two brothers, John L. Hickman and Hartle H. Hickman; and his step mother, Donie Hickman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janie N. Hickman; daughters, Sandra Arnett (Albert) and Betty Pritchard; stepchildren, Chuck Carothers, Chris Carothers (Pam), and Celia Jordan (Frank); grandchildren, Blair, Blake, and Wells Arnett, Lisa and Jenny Carter; step-granchildren, Tyler and Colin Carothers, Rachel and Shelby Jordan, and Patton and Lily Carothers; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Arnett, Peyton, Cooper and Reese Arnett, Jordan and Rayna Carter, John Carter Johnson, Jordan Johns, and Brook Johnson; a sister, Barbara Bennett (Richard); sister-in-law, Martha Hickman; and special friends, Dr. Harry Smith, George White, Gerald Stavely, and Donnie Wall.
The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Tennessee State Veterans Home for the love and care shown to Pete and his family.
Arrangements are under the direction of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, (731) 427-5555.
Published in The Jackson Sun from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2014