Raymond Paul Hickerson, 91, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Aultman Hospital after a short illness in North Canton.
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Raymond was loved by family and friends.
He was born on May 11, 1922, to Nathan Veatch and Margaret Hickerson in Uniontown, the oldest of three children. He graduated from Uniontown High School in Uniontown in 1940.
Ray served in both the National Guard and the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is a lifetime member of the VFW.
He met his beautiful bride, Mary Lou Kuhn, at Kent State University and graduated with a master's in education and political science. They were married on July 5, 1947, in Madison and have been married for 66 years.
In 1951, Ray began a long career in the teaching profession as a teacher, football coach, department head and an assistant principal in Mentor for more than 25 years until his retirement in 1977.
Ray loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was actively involved in golf, reading and traveling to visit family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Lou Hickerson; brother, Nathan Veatch Hickerson (Esther) of Wadsworth; sister, Opal Keeran of Greenville, S.C.; three children, Teri (Bill) Walker of Hartville, Thomas (Sally) Hickerson of San Diego, Calif., Gary (Joyce Karp) Hickerson of Holmes Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Steven Zehner, Scott Zehner, Morgan Brausa, Megan Doust, Jessica Hickerson, Nathan Hickerson; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Doust, Catlin Brausa, Liam Brausa.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 3553 Northdale St. NW, Uniontown (one block NW of the square of 619 & Cleveland Ave.), with burial to follow at Uniontown Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mogadore VFW Post 8487, 385 Randolph Road, Mogadore, OH 44260.
(Hopkins Lawver, Uniontown, 330-733-6271)
Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home
3553 Northdale Street Uniontown, OH 44685
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Oct. 13, 2013