James Tony Hickman, 68, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at The Meadows at Osborn Park.
James was born November 6, 1945 in La Follette, TN. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1973 moving from Whites Landing, Ohio.
James worked for Ford Automotive Plant, Avon as a truck driver retiring in 1996.
He was a member of Gibson Masonic Lodge, Wakeman and enjoyed Blue Grass music, playing the guitar and singing.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Hickman (nee Harkness) of Vermilion; sons, Kurt E. (Jo) Hickman of Florence Township, James Bryan Hickman of Maggie Valley, NC; grandsons, Dylan James and Mason Aaron Hickman; sisters, Barb Ensign of Norwalk and Kay Seiber, Briceville, TN and brother, Ronnie Hayes, Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Horance and Grace (nee Hayes) Hickman and a brother, Eugene Hickman.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion ,OH. Gibson Masonic Lodge # 301 will conduct Masonic Services at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at noon at the funeral home. The Reverend David Clarke will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.