HICKMAN, Faust "Jay"
Faust Monroe "Jay" Hickman, 65, of Springfield, MI, died peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2006 at SW Regional Rehabilitation Center in Battle Creek. He was born January 12, 1941 in Port Huron, MI the son of Faust Monroe Hickman, Sr. and Adella (Butis) Hickman. He had worked for a short time in 1999, with Sign-it-Quick in Columbia, South Carolina in advertising and public relations. Formerly he had worked for six years in Parchment for the graphics and Printing company as a salesman and copywriter. He married the former Sharon L. Renger on July 21, 1979 in Portage, MI. He is survived by his wife: Sharon L. Hickman of Springfield; 3 sons: Scott & Isabella Hickman of Battle Creek; Michael & Lisa Hickman of Kalamazoo; and Scott & Darcy Tuinstra of Fulton; two daughters: Tamara & Kirk Wise of Florida and Marcie & Ken Dobrindt of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren: Sarah, Jessica, Jennifer, Mitchell, Lucas, Michael, Madison, Lindsey, Emily, and Stephanie . He was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and his mother in 1998. Jay was raised in Otsego and had lived most of his life in the Plainwell, Otsego, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo area. He came to Battle Creek in 1979 from Kalamazoo. He and his wife had semi-retired and found job opportunities in So. Carolina and moved there for a short time. He attended Northwest Military Academy and Muskegon Junior College. Jay loved fishing and had been in several Bass Tournaments with his buddies. He used both bow and rifles for hunting on a yearly basis. He enjoyed playing golf and was a huge history buff particularly Civil War history. He was a member of the Marketing and Advertising Roundtable where he received several ADDY awards, a member of the Elks club, and the Civil War Preservation Society. Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service Monday after 5 pm where the family will be present from 5-7pm. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm in the Bachman Funeral Chapel with Pastor James Sparks officiating. Cremation has been conducted according to his wishes. Memorial tributes may be made to Civil War Preservation Trust, 1331 H Street NW, Suite 1001, Washington, DC 2005. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 6/19/2006. (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection)