Funeral services for Bennie L. Hickman will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Riley. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 7, 2013) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Bennie was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Springhill to his parents Webster and Lillian Hickman and went to be with the Lord March 3, 2013 at the age of 86 at The Villages, Florida.
He was Captain in the fire department at LAAP and also served in the United States Air Force and had served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
He moved to the Villages in 1991 from Waskom, Texas and was a member of Chapel of Christian Faith of Lady Lake, Florida.
His son, Michael Lee Hickman and daughter, Faye Ann Hickman preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years; Pat Hickman of the Villages, Florida; son, Grady Andrew Hickman and wife, Jimmie of Benton; brother, Herman "Doc" Hunter and wife, Aundie of Texarkana, Arkansas; sister, Vickie Riley and husband, Sammy of Minden; grandchildren, Stevie Michelle Hickman and Benjamin Hickman and wife, Tracy; and great-grandchildren, Chase and Trenton " T.J." Hickman.