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Glenn H. Hickman - October 9, 2016

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Glenn H. Hickman, 101, a retired Associate Member, died Oct. 9, 2016, in Texas. A funeral service was held Oct. 12, at Freedom Fellowship in New Braunfels, Texas, officiated by his son-in-law, the Rev. Steven Maker, of Chapel Presbyterian Church in Beaver, Pa. Full military interment honors were held Oct. 13, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Glenn Hickman was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Alva, Okla., the oldest of four children, to the late A. Blake and Nellie Hickman.

In 1939, Glenn married the love of his life, Lila Moore, and they went on to have four children who survive.

He served in the United States Army for 26 years, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel before entering full-time ministry. He served as the pastor of the Winfield Charge (Ebenezer and Salem UMCs) in Sykesville from 1967 to 1978, then the Ebenezer UMC in Sykesville until he retired in 1981.

The Hickmans moved to Arkansas in 1982, where he pastored several churches for 22 years before moving to New Braunfels, TX in 2004.

Even after he retired from the pastorate, Hickman dedicated his life to serving his Lord and loving others. He was committed to spreading the gospel throughout the world and giving to missions was an integral part of his life.

Survivors include Lila Hickman, his wife of more than 75 years, daughters Katy (Chuck) Hunsberger, Nancy (Steven) Maker, and Marianne(Steve) Smith; son Glenn, Jr. (Donna Marie) Hickman; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Lila Hickman, 158 Roadrunner Ave., New Braunsfel, TX 78130.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hope Ventures International, 158 Roadrunner Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130, where they will be divided among mission organizations represented by his family.