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.
We will miss Jerry’s wit. His sister, Barbara, and I enjoyed stopping by for visits when we were volunteering with the US Arny Corps of Engineers.We also enjoyed the Hickman family lunches at Babe’s & Joe T. Garcia’s.
We pray that all of his family will be comforted in this time of transition.
Thoughts and prayers are with you David Gregg and Valerie
Prayers for the family
A wonderful classmate. He always was there for you. Have many fond memories.
Dear David, Gregg and Valerie, I am so sorry to hear about my friend Jerry of his passing. I know that
you all had a very close relationship with your Dad and that he will be missed more than I could express.
I can recall all the good times we had on the 4th of July gatherings and the trips we had with your Mom and Dad. HE WILL BE MISSED, I am so sorry!
Prayers for this sweet family.
The Key family loved Jerry. He was at every event those boys played in and was always supportive. He will be missed.
So very sad to hear about your dad. My sincere condolences to the whole family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
A good man is now in the arms of Jesus.
God bless He and his Family.
I thoroughly enjoyed spending time talking with Jerry. I more than once went out of my way to stop by his house and chat. He loved all of his family and enjoyed talking about how they were doing.
Gregg, Kim and family. Our condolences at the loss of your dad.
I’m very sorry to hear of Jerry. He will be deeply missed by all.
So sorry and Jerry & Cherry will be together. love you. Linda J Williams.
All the Hickman family.
I am so sorry to about your loss.
Jerry was a great person Who always made me feel welcome anytime I was over there.
I’m sure you will all miss your father and grandpa.
Thank you for sharing a little of his time with me.
Shane Greer Sr and family
My condolences to the Hickman family. Jerry was a fine man.
Thank you brother, he always appreciated the times you worked on his Mule.❤️
A life well lived, Jerry. It was my joy to share a small part through your wonderful sister, Barbara and the best neighbor I’ve ever had, your mother, Velma. Loved them both! To your family – I pray for God’s peace and comfort.
My heart is sad because of the loss of another dear friend. Wayne and I both had such good memories of times spent with Jerry and Cheryl, especially during the football games when all of you were just little sprouts. The memories are such treasures now and will help us keep them close in our hearts forever. I know your sadness is so great and overwhelming now. My prayers for all of you is strength and courage for these tough days and enough love to surround you with comfort. I love all of you so much!!
My condolences Vaunda. I just learned of Jerry’s death. I am devastated. He was one of best buds. There was 6 of us who were very close in high school. We were joined at the hip. “Worm” was like a brother. Had many hours together doing different things..sports, campouts, hunting, fishing. Now there are only 2 of us. May God be with you.
My condolences. I just learned of Jerry’s death. I am devastated. He was one of my best buds. There was 6 of us who were very close in high school. We were joined at the hip. “Worm” was like a brother. Had many hours together doing different things..sports, campouts, hunting, fishing. Now there are only 2 of us. May God be with you and your family.