Dr. David J. Hickson

March 30, 1925 ‒ February 07, 2005

Mount Gilead, Ohio

A memorial service and celebration of the life of Dr. David James Hickson will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead by the Rev. Bruce Hartley.

Dr. Hickson died following a short illness in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 7th of this year.

He was born in Marion County, Ohio on March 30, 1925, the son of the late Rev. George A. and Blanche (LeFever) Hickson. As a youth he resided in various communities in central Ohio.

He was a graduate of Bellevue High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati, and a residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, he served a tour as an Army medical officer in the Korean conflict.

Dr. Hickson was a practicing physician and a long time resident of

Mount Gilead. He opened a solo practice in his home at 88 East High Street in Mount Gilead where he practiced from 1954 until he built a new office at 712 Baker Street in 1966. He continued to practice family medicine in Mount Gilead until the family moved to Albuquerque in 1989.

Dr. Hickson was an active member of the Mount Gilead Kiwanis Club, was a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rite and the Aladdin Shrine Temple. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for 35 years. Dr. Hickson served on the adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University Medical School, and was very active in recruiting new young physicians to the rural practice of medicine. For over 25 years Dr. Hickson served on the Tri-County Mental Health Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria (Smith) Hickson, and is survived by his children: Dr. Holly Hickson of Albuquerque; Dr. Amy Hickson of Albuquerque; the Rev. Sarah Hickson de Salazar of Claflin, Kansas; and David Hickson, Jr. of Sandy Springs, Maryland; and six grandchildren: David Alejandro, Carlos, James Habib, Merideth Rose, and Jessamine.

Burial will be in Rivercliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.