Charles Lee Hickey, 68, of Texico, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at his home.
Funeral Services for Mr. Hickey will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with Rev. Elton Storey officiating. Burial will follow at Panther Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 19, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Attendees are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.
Mr. Hickey was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and then worked for Joy Manufacturing for many years. He was a “good ol’ country boy,” that enjoyed history, hunting, fishing, and country life. He didn’t need to go out and see the world. Texico was all the world he needed as long as the deer were plentiful and the fish kept biting.
He was born June 19, 1952, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Pete and Maxine( Daniels) Hickey. On February 14, 2001, he married Patricia “Patty” Henry, and she preceded him in death on March 13, 2014.
He is survived by four children, Steve Hickey and wife Stephanie, Kris Hickey, Cindy Kovacik and husband Jeff, and Dustin Hickey; and four grandchildren, Noah Hickey, Jovie Kovacik, River Hickey, and Lottie Kovacik.
In addition to his wife, Patricia Hickey, he was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Maxine Hickey, and his sister, Carolyn Hickey.