My condolences to the family of George "Richie" Hickman. He was a wonderful man and be greatly missed by his family & friends. Love Cousin Patsy Creed
August 21, 2013
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HICKMAN, Richard Sr. (Ret. U.S. Army SFC), 73, of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away Monday morning, August 19, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Jernigan Warren Chapel. Burial will follow at Cross Creek Cemetery with military honors. George, or "Richie" as he was known to family, was born November 4, 1939 in Rockbridge County, Va. to the late George Earl Hickman and Edna Masters Hickman Brown. He entered the U.S. Army at age 19 and retired 20 years later. Following the military, he worked for and then retired from the United States Postal Service after 20 years. He loved working with his hands, restoring antique furniture, being outdoors, bird-watching, spending time at the beach, cooking, or just telling his stories about the old times. He was a joy to be with and will be sorely missed. Mr. Hickman was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Phillips Hickman; his eldest son, George Richard Hickman Jr.; sisters, Doris H. Banisch Stone, Delores H. Fibbiani, Betty H. Armstrong and Pamela Nuckols; and a brother, Thomas Q. Brown Jr. He is survived by his children, Thomas Vern Hickman and wife, Cyndi, of Brandenburg, Ky., Lesa Hickman Atkins and husband, Gerald, of Sanford, N.C., Jenny Maloney Angel and husband, Adam, of Rocky Mt., N.C., Claire Maloney McDonald and husband, Jeff, of Delaware, Ohio, Sharon Maloney English and husband, Dana, of Germantown, Tenn., and James Scott Maloney and wife, Beth, of Charlotte, N.C.; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Francis Saum of Highland Springs, Va., Sarah Brooks of Mineral, Va., and Dianne Iszczenko of Beaverdam, Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Jernigan Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.