Gene Arthur Hickey suddenly passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the age of 76 in Athens, TX. He will be missed every day by his wife Carol, children Tamara, Tiffany and Jared, brother George Dean, grandchildren, cousins, and many friends.
Gene was born to Art and Bernita Hickey on July 25, 1944 in Vallejo, CA. Our grandparents loved him more than life itself, and they are reunited once again.
At the age of 18 in 1962, our dad enlisted in the United States Navy and began his service from Sacramento, CA. Gene’s brother, Dean shared a story that dad was the personal clerk for the Captain of his ship and was highly admired due to his typing skills.
Dad was a master wood craftsman and could design and create the most beautiful, masterful pieces. He loved to experiment with his barbecue and grilling recipes, but he also had a love for fishing… although he didn’t eat fish!
When you think of Gene, celebrate the memories you have of him. Remember his laugh, his smile that would knock you over, his blue eyes, his black hair, his jokes, his love for animals, and his stubborn personality!
We will miss our daddy every day of our lives. He was taken from us too soon, but we have comfort in knowing that he is with our Dear Lord and reunited with his parents.
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hands.”