John Allen Hickman, Jr. went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2015, at his home in Ravenswood, with his family at his side.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV, on March 14, 1928, a son of the late John Allen Hickman, Sr., and Bina Florence Bennett Hickman.

John served in the Armed Forces for two years during the Korean War.  He retired from Ravenswood Aluminum.  John was an avid sports fan, coaching little league baseball for JCO Lumber for at least four years, and attending as many, if not every Ravenswood game, whether it be football, basketball or baseball.

He loved bike riding and walking as well as playing horseshoes at the Riverfront Park, but his true passion was golf.  He spent the majority of his time golfing once he retired and had a talent and a real love for the game.  John had a zeal for life and never met a stranger.  John was the kind of man everyone liked and he liked everyone.  He was the essence of what a man should be.

He is survived by a son, Rick Hickman and his wife Judy; daughter, Susan Hickman Hitchcock and her husband Robert, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Phillip Hickman, David Hickman, Joey Hickman, Johnny Hickman, Corey Chambers, Bob Stewart, and Kayla Cummings; eight great grandchildren.  He also had three brothers, Charles (Chuck) Hickman, Paul (Perk) Hickman, and William (Bill) Hickman; one sister, Shirley Hickman Messineo; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Hickman Trader and Edna Hickman Carpenter; and a daughter, Cindy Marie Cummings.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 2:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Parkersburg, WV.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Saturday, March 14, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com, www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome, or roushfuneralhome.net.