Kenneth Roy Hickman
August 16, 1947 – June 2, 2014
NOCONA – Kenneth Roy Hickman, 66, passed away June 2, 2014 at home in Nocona, TX.
Visitation was 6 – 7 p.m. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home of Nocona.
Funeral service was June 5 at the First United Methodist Church, Nocona, TX and burial will follow in Nocona Cemetery.
Kenneth was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Escondido, CA to Harry and Delma (Boydston) Hickman. He married Anna Buck June 11, 1977, in Ardmore, OK.
Ken graduated from Knox City High School in 1965 and went on to Midwestern State University and later transferred to the University of North Texas. In high school he went to work at 15 years old at the Knox City News. In college he worked at the Denton Record Chronicle, later became a journeyman printer and traveled about working as a printer for the next twelve years. He worked as a printer for the Odessa American, Big Spring, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, San Francisco Examiner, Wichita Falls Times Record News, Humphrey Printing, and Sprekelmeyer Printing in Ardmore, OK.
Ken went to work in the oil field and learned the oil business. He and Anna owned and operated Henrietta Care Center in 1983. He also was a carpenter/builder, a trade he and his brother Mike learned from their Dad. Ken, Lynn Adams, Mike Hickman, and Benjamin Gomez built Uncle Lynn’s Catfish Restaurant in Wichita Falls, TX.
Ken later became involved in the real estate business and he and Anna owned STAR Properties in Nocona, and he continued to be involved in the oil business. He and Lynn, his brother-in-law and friend, always joked about not having any hobbies.
He was preceded in death by his dad and younger brother, Mike.
He is survived by his mother, his wife Anna Hickman, Nocona, nephews, Michael J. Hickman and Jason A. Hickman and their families of Abilene; very special extended members, Lynn and Mary Adams, Bettie Brinkerhoff, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Kenneth was a smart, wise, kind, and always dependable. He had a happy heart and was so easy to love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org, (214) 373-1400 or to the First United Methodist Church, c/o Scott Melton, P.O. Box 328, Nocona, TX 76255.
Kenneth Roy Hickman