Rev. Alton Hickey Sr, entered the gates of Heaven to a grand celebration on Saturday Nov. 3.
Alton was born on Dec. 5, 1934 to Kurby “Pink” Hickey and Sallie Ellison Hickey in Vernon, Texas. He married Maggie Flois Mitchell on June 15, 1954. He was an ordained Free Will Baptist minister for 62 years. He pastored churches in Vernon, Texas, Henderson Texas, Fort Worth, Texas and Hobbs, N.M. He also worked at Vernon Manufacturing Co., North Texas State Hospital, and was the owner of Hickeys Janitorial Service and owned The Place, a furniture store in Vernon for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Flois of the home. Five children, JoWanda Fonseca and husband Tony of Vernon, Alton Hickey Jr. and wife Hazel Hickey of Vernon, Albert and wife Connie Hickey of Davidson Okla., Ricky and wife Tina Hickey of Midland, Texas, and Sallie and husband Jason Thomas of Radford, Va.l his adopted daughter Angelia and husband Paul Savel of Austinville, Va. He had 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived
by one sister Zelta Renfro.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Tra Hickey in 2016. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Granville Garrett, O.B. Hickey, A.C. Hickey and two sisters Fannie and Mattie.
He was a wonderful husband, daddy, grandpa, papa, uncle, cousin, and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed, and we look forward to that grand reunion someday in the sky.
Services will be Thursday Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Gene Krieg of Fort Worth and Rev. Joe Ainswortth of Electra, Texas. Interment will be held at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.