A funeral service, celebrating the life of Bob Herman Hickey, 78, of Columbus, formerly of Kirkersville, was held February 13, 2010, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Dave Hogan as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed in Kirkersville Cemetery.
Bobby died Wednesday morning, February 10, 2010, in Columbus, following several years of declining health. He was born November 17, 1931, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the son of the late Oscar and Hattie (Jones) Hickey. He served honorably in the US Army. He worked for several area businesses including Oasis Water Products, Samuel Strapping, and Berwick Steel. Along with his wife Jean, he owned and operated Flowers by Jean in Kirkersville for many years.
He is survived by his children:,Bob of Columbus, and Dave (Kandy) of Pataskala; his sisters Hazel Cox of West Carrollton, Ruth Roach of Fairborn and Anna Lee Jones of Columbus; grandchildren Shannon and Dustin; and his six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jean in 1999; his granddaughter, Stephanie in 2003; his brother, Harold; sister, Beatrice Floyd; and his in-laws, Sherman and Mary West.
An on-line guest register and memorial tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for the Hickey family.