Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Gary Hickerson

  • Gary W. Hickerson, 62, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at his home in Augusta.
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  • Gary W. Hickerson, 62, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at his home in Augusta.
    He was born July 19, 1950, to George B. and Ollie Hickerson.
    Gary was divorced, having one child, Susan, with Lawanda Michael, and upon his death was living with a roommate, Tammy Martin.
    Gary served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, spending half of that time in Europe as a radio operator for military intelligence. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 15 years as a track layer, and for the Wichita Eagle as a paper carrier from 1990 to 2004. He coached in the Augusta Girls Softball League from 1987 through 1994 and also ran the concession stand for the league for a number of years. In his early adulthood, he could be found either at the bowling alley or the lake trying to catch "the big one". Gary is survived by his daughter, Susan Hardeman and her husband, Ronald of Wichita; two brothers, Robert Hickerson of Nixa, Missouri and his daughters' Katie, Holly, and Heather; Don Hickerson of Jacksonville, Florida and his son Paul; uncle, Jim Linder of Leon and several cousins.
    A memorial service was held on December 24th, by family and friends at a private residence in Leon.
    In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Gary Hickerson memorial fund in care of Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.

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