Lester A. Hickman

April 5, 1927 - July 4, 2018
Lester A. Hickman

Lester Ansley Hickman, 91 of East Liverpool passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on April 5, 1927 a son to the late James and Nannie (Robinson) Hickman. While always maintaining his home in the area, he traveled extensively during his career in education and ministry. Lester was a graduate of East Liverpool High School and received his Doctorate from Toledo University in 1978, was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. He worked as a teacher for East Liverpool Schools in 1976, was a chairman in the education department at Roberts Wesleyan College from 1973-76; a superintendent for Millcreek-West Unity School District from 1969-73; a teacher for Greenford High School from 1967-69; the principal for East Liverpool Schools from 1965-67; principal for Beaver Local Schools from 1954-56; a director at Colgio Americano para Varones in Barranquilla, Colombia from 1960-65; superintendent for Hopedale Local Schools from 1956-60 and a teacher for Highlandtown from 1951-54.
Lester was a pastor for Mount Zion United Methodist Church since 1985, was a lifetime member of the National Education Association and a Phi Delta Kappa.
He is survived by two sons: Philip Hickman and his wife Linda of Selinsgrove, PA and Timothy Hickman and his wife Suellen of East Liverpool, OH; a daughter: Elizabeth Hickman of East Liverpool, OH; grandchildren: Sean Hickman and his wife Carli of LaJolla, CA, Donovan Hickman and his wife Dawn of Aurora, OH, Eric Hickman and his wife Dawn of Ventura, CA, Kira Lantz of East Liverpool, OH and Ashley Hickman of Selinsgrove, PA and fourteen great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Elaine (Taylor) Hickman whom he married August 19, 1950; a son: David Hickman; eight brothers: Homer, Robert, Charles, Paul, Kenneth, Francis, John and Ralph Hickman and two sisters: Irene Mast and Elma Hadley.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11 AM with Pastor James Rhodes of Mt. Zion Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 12 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Service

Monday, July 9, 2018
11:00 AM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

Burial

Monday, July 9, 2018

Calcutta UP Cemetery - Directions
St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920

Visitation

Sunday, July 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

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  • July 06, 2018
    Karen Williams says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • July 06, 2018
    Tim Ludeman says:
    Our deepest condolences God bless the Hickman Familt

  • July 06, 2018
    Amy Engelkes says:
    My deepest sympathy to the Hickman family. He was a wonderful man and a terrific teacher. I hadnt seen him in a very long time but thought of him often. He'll always be fondly remembered. Again, so sorry for your loss.

  • July 06, 2018
    Candy Solterbeck says:
    Liz and family - so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Prayers for you all

  • July 06, 2018
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Lester A. Hickman, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Lester A. Hickman, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †