ADA — Services for Austin Corbit Hickman, 86, Ada, are 2 p.m. today at Southgate Baptist Church, Moore, with burial and Veterans Honor Guard presentation following at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Norman. Mr. Hickman died May 11, 2007.
He was born Aug. 6, 1920 at Atoka to Robert J. and Amanda Chambers Hickman. Mr. Hickman graduated from Springer High School, where he met his future wife of 66 years. He married Delora Chamberlain Dec. 6, 1941. The couple lived in Wewoka from 1949-1970. They both taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, where he was a deacon. Before teaching, Mr. Hickman worked for Whitehead Hardware in Wewoka, after several years with Shawnee Milling Co.
Mr. Hickman worked until the age 80. He received a MA degree from East Central University. He was a master woodworker, horseman, rancher and educator.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II then returned for a tour in the Korean War, in the Philippines, serving as a master-sergeant. He also served as a medic and kitchen supervisor.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Delora Hickman; parents, Robert J. and Amanda Hickman; two brothers, T.J. and Jack; and four infant sons.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda and husband Rev. Ken Young; granddaughter, Tina Ward and husband Dr. Brad Carter, Edmond; great-grandchildren, Jack and Ella Carter, Edmond; grandson, Aarran Shayne Stanberry, Ada, ; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Ben Stanberry and David Young II, all of Ada; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Corwine, High Springs, Fla.; sister, Hildreth Hunter, Ardmore; brother, Jim Hickman, Okmulgee; sister-in-law, Ola Mae Smith and family, Springer; friends, Carl and Ina Taylor, Fred and Mary Hodges and Jack Ward, all of the Oklahoma City metro areas; adopted grandson, J.P. Fox, Oklahoma City area; and many cousins.
John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore