Donald Lee Hickman, Sr.

October 04, 1944 - February 04, 2023


Obituary For Donald Lee Hickman, Sr.

Donald Lee Hickman, Sr., (lovingly known as “Don”) age 78 of Jacksonville, NC passed away peacefully in the early morning of Saturday, February 4, 2023. Don was born on October 4, 1944 in Kendallville, IN to the late William Arthur and Bonita Murphy Hickman. Also preceding Don in death is a sister, Shirley Guenther.

Don is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 49 years, Cynthia Hickman; sons, Kevin Hickman and wife Kari of Hudson, MI; Donald Lee II and wife Andrea of Parma, MI; Joel Hickman of Charleston, SC; Daughter, Anjali Belknap and husband Ryan of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, Jared (Sarah) and Alexa Hickman, and Grayson Belknap, and great grandaughter, Iris Hickman.

Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather brother and friend. He served his country as a parachute trooper, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He loved working in his garden and shared his carpentry skills with all those he loved. He was actively involved in service to his home church through video ministry and Awana. He was a member of Kellum Baptist Church at the time of his passing. He will be missed here on earth but he is rejoicing in Heaven with his Savior.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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It is the honor of Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel, to serve the Hickman family.

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  • February 07, 2023

    Dear family, My heart aches from the grief that you are suffering. Knowing of God's embracing love for you, continue looking to him when " He will wipe out all tears from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. " - Revelation 21: 3,4 He says death is an " enemy that will be brought to nothing. " 1 - Corinthians 15:26 It comforts our hearts to know this pain will be a thing of the past and through Christ the resurrection of our loved ones. We " do not sorrow just as the rest do who have no hope! " 1 Thessalonians 4:13 love from a stranger,

  • February 06, 2023

    Cindy and kids, We are praying for you all. We are so thankful for Don. He is a good man and friend. His faith in Christ and his positive attitude has been a blessing and encouragement to us. May the peace of Christ be upon you all

  • February 06, 2023

    Rest In Peace.

  • February 06, 2023

    Don will be missed, but he has been struggling a long time. Rest in peace my friend and enjoy Heaven were your will be whole again without pain and suffering. Ralph

  • February 05, 2023

    Dad, I love you

  • February 04, 2023

    Don was such a wonderful husband and father. We were all blessed to have known and loved him!

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