John “Bud” Hickman

John M. “Bud” Hickman, 90, passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. A son of the late Frank and Dovie (Wilson) Hickman, Bud was born in Lewisville, Ind., on Oct. 30, 1921.

Bud had lived in Lewisville for most of his life before moving to New Palestine in 1993. He was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1940. John served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific- Phillipines, Luzon and New Guinea.  He worked as a building contractor and retired in 1984. He was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church and attended the New Palestine United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara (Peyton) Eaton. They were married in southern Indiana near Bean Blossom on Sept. 16, 1993; a son, Stephen M. (Donna) Hickman of Lewisville; two grandchildren, Lisa (Darrin) Lause of Fishers and Troy (Kristina) Hickman of New Albany; five great- grandchildren; four stepchildren, Jeana (David) Hiligoss of Venice, Fla., Cheryl Caudill of Milford, Brian (Maria) Eaton of Hawaii and Elizabeth Eaton and husband Tim Coyne of Morehead City, N.C.; five stepgrandchildren, Heather, Stephanie, Kellie, Lynly and Kristen; seven great- stepgrandchildren; a brother, Rev. Marion Hickman of Lewisville.

Bud was preceded in death by his first wife, of 47 years, Marie “Pat” (Patterson) Hickman who died on Dec. 30, 1990; a sister, Alma Fennell in 1987; brother, Frank “Gene” Hickman in 2006 and an infant brother; and a stepson in-law, Tom Caudill.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville. Dr. John Thomas of the New Palestine United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 305- Lewsiville, IN. 47352. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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