Donald Hickman

Donald “Wayne” Hickman, 84, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Clarksburg.

He was born June 9, 1929, in Upshur County, a son of the late Ralph and Frena Simons Hickman.

On Oct. 23, 1953, he married Marjorie Fallen, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Donald Stephen Hickman and wife, Ruth, of Lincolnton, N.C.; two daughters, Sheila Beckner and husband, Ronnie, and Frena “Cathy” Tenney and companion, Donnie Ables, all of Buckhannon; one grandson, Ronnie Joe Beckner Jr. and wife, Tracy, of Richwood; seven granddaughters, Shannon Carr of Buckhannon, Diana Beckner and companion. Tim Tenney, of Sago, Kimberly Beckner and companion, Chris Gregory, of Buckhannon, Jennifer Farmer and husband, Kirk, of Belmont, N.C., Stacey Chatman and husband, Lee, of Lincolnton, N.C., and Ashley Tenney and companion, Dustin Wamsley, and Carol Tenney all of Buckhannon; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very special cat, Louie.

Mr. Hickman was a heavy equipment driver for J.F. Allen Co. and a Methodist by faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 7. Wayne was a very loving and caring father, grandfather and husband.

Friends will be received Friday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Hodgesville. The Upshur County Honor Guard will be conducting military honors at the


Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.