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Chester Lee Hickman Sr

February 12, 1940 - July 10, 2022

HICKMAN, Chester Lee, age 82, of Bedford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was born on February 12th, 1940, in Rockbridge, VA. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked at RUBATEX, from 1964-1999 and retired in 2000. Chester was a devoted husband and father, and cherished spending time with his family and traveling. He was very fond of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He was a collector of everything, whether it be coins, coke drink bottles, little trinkets, and artifacts. Many would see him walking the roads to pick up cans or gathering wood. He was an avid lover of talking to people. No matter where he would be, he would conversate with complete strangers and make new friends. He was a faithful servant to God and would always lead and preach of his faith, to family and friends. He is preceded in death by his Parents Eithel M and Virginia W Hickman, sister, Doris Denny, and brothers, Eithel O Hickman, and Marvin E Hickman. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 57 years, Patricia G Hickman, brother, Thomas J Hickman (Edna), sister, Shirley H Markham, son, Chester L Hickman Jr.(Carla), daughter, Janet L. Hickman, grandchildren, Matthew Bowyer, Amber Perdue (Dustin), Justin Hickman and Dallas Rice, great grandchildren, Makensie Rice, Mary-Beth Bowyer, Jaidon Carter, Dalton Perdue, Josiah Bowyer,  Harley Perdue, Mattalyn (Sonny-Jo) Bowyer, and Niaomi Perdue as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM, July 14th, 2022, at Tharp Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Ray Lyons and Rev. John Hester, then proceed to Longwood Cemetery, 1131 Park St. Bedford, VA, 24523. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00PM, July 13th, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, 320 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.

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This was taken on 6/29/22. Niaomi an her best friend. She loves him so much An even though she is little she understands. We will always keep your memories alive in this home.

Posted by Anonymous on August 1, 2022

Patricia, I am so sorry in reading the passing of Chester. I think of all of you so often and the good days at the Hickman reunions. I pray God will put his arm around you and comfort you as only he can. I can only imagine the heavenly reunion Chester received from family (Acie), friends. .

Posted by Katherine Nichols (Geraldine Staton) on July 21, 2022

Patricia and family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Chester. Sending my sincere and deepest sympathy. Praying for strength, peace and comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ during this time in your life. In Christian Love and Sympathy, Doris Anne

Posted by Doris Anne Markham Hickok on July 13, 2022

Patricia and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts. May memories of good times help you through the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Vickie Burley on July 12, 2022

My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family. I work with Janet and wanted to pay my respect to each of you. May God bless you and comfort you now and always.

Posted by Ruth Towler on July 12, 2022

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