Published in The Tenneessean on January 5, 2013
Leonard Gilbert “Bud” Hickman age 79, born November 3, 1933, died January 2, 2013, Culleoka, Tennessee
Leonard Gilbert "Bud" Hickman, 79, resident of Martin Hollow Road in the Campbell Station Community, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery with military honors provided by U. S. Navy Honor Guard. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com.
The Maury County native was the son of the late Leonard Hickman and Ruth Gilbert Hickman. On November 12, 1971, he married Frances Ellen "Fran" Church Hickman who preceded him in death on October 9, 2007. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Hickman retired after twenty years service in the U. S. Navy having served as Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Midway. After his naval retirement, he was employed at General Electric in Columbia. An avid checker player, Mr. Hickman entered several tournaments and proudly held the title of Mule Day Champion. He was a member of The American Checker Federation. He also found great pleasure in traveling to casinos and was a fan of the Tennessee Vols and Tennessee Titans.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Marjorie (Gerald) Hoey of Harvard, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Franklin Hughes of Seminary, Mississippi; Richard (Jean) Church of Hiawatha, Iowa; niece, Sherry Knight; nephews, Bennie Hughes, Charles Hughes, Wayne Collier; and devoted friends, Tom & Janet Schoonover and Phillip & Annette Hull.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Hughes and Jackie Collier.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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