Richard (Dick) W. Hickman

Richard (Dick) W. Hickman
February 22, 1938 – December 23, 2019

Richard (Dick) W. Hickman ‘60, 81 years of age, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, December 23, 2019. He was born in Austin, Texas, on February 22, 1938, to John and Katherine Hickman. He was raised on the Texas A&M College campus and left upon graduation to enjoy a career in aerospace and nuclear engineering. He married Joyce Horne, December 30, 1966, in Atlanta, Georgia. He retired to spend time in College Station and Hilltop Lakes. Dick loved the Lord, Joyce, his family and his dog Henry. He enjoyed many friends, attending Bible study, playing bridge, fishing, golfing and Aggie sports. His father, mother, and brother, John Fred Hickman, preceded him in death. His wife and children survive him: son Gary and wife Barbara, daughter Karen, son Carl and wife Wendy, son Daryl, and daughter Mary Beth and husband Tim. He enjoyed 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A visitation will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life Tribute at 2 pm, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Callaway Jones Funeral Centers, 3001 South College Avenue, Bryan, with burial to follow at the College Station Memorial Cemetery, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station, Texas.


  1. Dear Joyce,
    Warren and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Dick was a high school classmate of mine and those of us still around will miss him but will remember fond memories growing up. God bless….
    Carol Butler Evans

  2. Joyce, Letty and I are hurting with you and your family over Dick’s death. We know that all of you have very mixed emotions, because Dick is now well, healed, and with our Lord and Savior. Letty and I talk about you two often and have so many wonderful ways to remember both of you and your great kindness and generosity to us. You both have been a wonderful testimony to having such joy in giving what God has blessed you with. Thanks for being such great examples of what it means to live for the Lord. We are praying for all of you, Buddy & Letty Westbrook

  3. Karen
    So sorry to hear about Dick,s passing. We were room mates for three years at A&M and were both on the track team. He and I shared a lot of good memories at Aggieland. He will be missed.

    Charlie Merka ‘60

  4. It was one of the great experiences of my life to have had the two of you in my life the last few years. I always looked forward to any time our lives merged. I recognized your good hearts from the moment I first met either of you. Bridge with Dick, bible study on Wednesday night, are any of the many Sunday mornings. Dick was always a loving husband. I was never with him when he did not talk about his love, Joyce. I wish his family well as I know he will be missed

  5. Joyce, Gary, Karen, Beth, Carl and Daryl and families
    Please know how sad we are tthat we have lost such a good friend as Dick has been to us. We want to send you all big hugs as you say goodbye to Dick. We will remember the many good times we have shared with all of you and be thankful we had the opportunity to call him our friend. May treasured memories from happier, healthier times bring you peace in the days ahead.
    Love Gail and Brian Johnson and family

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