Arnold L. Hickerson
September 10, 1929 ‒ September 25, 2015
Arnold L. Hickerson, age 86, of Fredericktown, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born on September 10, 1929 in Pennsville, Ohio the son of William L. and Juanitta (Daniels) Hickerson. Arnold served in the United States Navy on the USS Saipan and retired in 1992 after 39 years of employment with Sprint.
He was a member of the Speakers Bureau and the Ambassador Club with Sprint and was a former member of the Lions Club, Businessmen Association both of Hebron and the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce. Arnold was a Boy Scout Leader and enjoyed woodworking. He was also an avid fan of the Ohio State University Buckeyes.
Arnold was active, dedicated and devoted to serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Newark Road Church of Christ where he served as Deacon, Elder and Bible Class teacher. Arnold was very instrumental in the construction of the new church building. Most important to Arnold was his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and everyone knew that for Arnold, family came first. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty (Keller) Hickerson, his children, Debra (Randy) Cass of Alexandria, Gary (Lisa) Hickerson of Smyrna, Tennessee and Linda (Brad) Spearman of Fredericktown, seven grandchildren, Meghan (Brian) Oberst, Allison (Mike) Piemonte, Cammie (Patrick) Anderson, Derek Hickerson, Jared (Ashlie) McPeek, Jordan (Katie) Spearman, Jennifer (Mitchell) Householder, seven great grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Jax, Landon, Nash, McKenna and Bentley and a brother, Ralph Hickerson of Lancaster.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hickerson.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, September, 29, 2015 beginning at 11 a.m. in Newark Memorial Gardens. Ben Driver, Minister will be officiating. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Arnold L. Hickerson.
Memorial contributions in Arnold’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Newark Road Church of Christ.
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