Michael Richard Hickey, 68, of Marshal, Arkansas, currently residing in Alvord, passed from this life on Oct. 15, 2016 and joined his heavenly father.
Memorial service will be Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel Decatur.
Michael Wiley will officiate.
Michael was born on Aug. 30, 1948, to Herbert and Louise (Kimry) Hickey in Carlise, Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Rhonda Upton on Jan. 25, 1997 in Fort Worth. Michael was a veteran and served in the Vietnam War in 1968 and 1970.
He surrendered to the ministry in 2002 and volunteered his time in several nursing homes while living in Weatherford. Michael became a member of Loafers Glory Community Church in Morning Star, Arkansas after pastoring three years at Evening Shade Baptist Church in Dennard, Arkansas.
He had an ornery sense of humor and you knew he liked you if he poked fun at you. Michael was opinionated and loved a good debate. He had a passion for the country especially the mountains. Michael enjoyed cutting and baling hay and deer hunting when he was able. He also loved his little weiner dog Ellie May.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Hickey; his mother, Louise Hickey; his sister, Sharon Keaton; his infant son, Michael Richard Hickey; his infant grandson, Kyler Crable.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 19 years, Rhonda Hickey of Alvord; his sons, Richard Todd Anderson of Hurst, Daniel Hickey and wife, Kristi, of North Richland Hills; his daughters, Rachel Walker and husband, Rhoni, of Azle, Staci King and husband, Kris, of Alvord, Shandi Jaime and husband, Jorge, of Weatherford, Shian Thomas and husband, Tim, of Gainesville. Michael was blessed to be a Paw-Paw and Poppie to his 16 grandchildren, with ages ranging from 27 to almost here; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Such a blessing he was to all who knew him.
"Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not get tired they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31
Published on October 18, 2016