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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  • Prayers for the family as you mourn the loss of husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. Hold on to the memories!

  • Sending our sympathy Linda to you and your family. May you find comfort in your memories.
    Dan & Gert Hines

  • Gary, Lisa, and Family,
    Wish we could be there to visit with you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have prayed for God to bless you with abundant peace and rest. Please let us know if you need anything. May God Bless.

  • Linda, Betty, Debbie, Gary and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • we are so sorry for your loss. We love you and remember we are here for you and your family. We will see him again on that hreat day!

  • Betty, Debbie, Gary and Linda – I am so sad to hear of Arnold’s passing! He was a great man, and will be missed! You left “church bus driver” off the list – that was my favorite memory of Arnold. I love you guys, and am praying for you.

  • Gary, Lisa, Cammie and Derek,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to remember your family in our prayers.

  • I have many fond memories of growing up in the neighborhood with the Hickerson family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Mr. Hickerson was a very kind man. Christ will give you comfort and strength.

  • Soo sorry, Friend. He certainly left a wonderful legacy because of you and your beauty inside and out. I understand your hurt and am praying for you and your family for peace and comfort. Luv ya bunches

  • Linda and family,
    We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories, we love you guys.
    Sam, Bunny & Jillian Vance
    Elinor Bartlett

  • Prayers for you in the days ahead. Smile at the thought that he’s with Jesus now. May you be comforted.
    Brad & Kim Hessey

  • Linda and family,
    I never met your Father but by what I have read about him he was a proud and Honorable man. Thanking him for his service for our Country and for the dedication to his family.
    O-H Mr. Nickerson and RIP.

  • So sorry for your loss Linda and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love you,
    Carolyn Baldwin

  • Betty and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Arnold was a great Christian man so the heavens welcomed him in…. I’m sure my dad did too :). I will keep your family in my prayers.


  • To the Hickerson & Cass families,

    May you find peace and comfort during your time of loss. Look forward to that joyful reunion, when all of God’s singers get home!

  • Betty. Sorry to hear of Arnold’s death. Glad to hear there will be a miliary funeral for he earned it. We are praying for you and the family. At this time of loss may you know God’s compassion, His grace and His love. Jim and Sigrid Monnett

  • Gary, Lisa and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We wish that we could personally be with you, but we are with you in spirit. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

    We love you,
    Jim and Nancy

  • Gary, Lisa & family,
    We are hurting for you during this time of loss. We love you and pray for peace and comfort through our faithful Father in Heaven.

    The Liddles

  • Betty and family: you have my deepest sympathy upon the loss of Arnold. In Christian Love, Joan Stringfellow

  • With deepest Sympathy! Thinking of all the family with the loss. Always remember the memories.

  • Betty- So sorry about your loss. I know it is very hard- I sure he will be missed by many people- he was such a busy person. You are all in my prayers.

  • Our deepest condolence to you and all your family. May God bless you Betty. With all our love.
    Coy and Shirley

  • What a gift to us this man was. I thank you for sharing him with all his friends at United Telephone. We are honored to have worked with him.