Jerry Dean Hickman, 78, of Sadler, Texas was called home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born on September 4, 1942 in Wapanucka, Oklahoma to Herschel and Velma (Turner) Hickman. He married Cheryl Kay Holder on August 30, 1963 in Fort Worth, Texas and they were married 46 years prior to her passing in 2009. He and Cheryl traveled many miles together through the years attending all the sporting events, and gymnastic events for their children and grandchildren, it was something Jerry continued after her passing. He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed deer hunting and spent many hours at the deer lease with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed being outdoors, working with his hands, working his cattle, and repairing things on the farm. He could fix or build anything; he enjoyed the work and enjoyed teaching his children the benefit of hard work. Jerry was a true family man, everything he did was for and about his children and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, David Hickman and wife, Vaunda of Sadler; son, Gregg Hickman and wife, Kim of Whitesboro; daughter, Valerie Langford and husband, Lee of Sadler; grandchildren, Brian Hickman and wife, Jac, Brianna Hickman, Garrett, Channing, Weston and Carson Hickman, Clay Langford and wife, Halle, Luke Langford, Libby Langford, Delaney Ortega and Marc Ortega, great-grandchildren, Aundraya, Malyna and Marlee, brother, Bobby Hickman and sister, Pat Wood.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Velma Hickman, wife, Cheryl Hickman, siblings, Mary Guess, Carolyn Sue Hudson and Barbara Tucker.
Pallbearers will be Brian Hickman, Garrett Hickman, Channing Hickman, Weston Hickman, Carson Hickman and Luke Langford.
Funeral services honoring Jerry will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 8, 2021 at First Baptist Church Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Mike Flanagan. Interment will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sandusky, Texas. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.