Wilbur Gene Hickman, 89 died on March 15, 2018 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Strode Funeral Home with family greeting friends from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. A graveside Service will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the Perkins Cemetery.
Gene Hickman was born on February 25, 1929 to Bill and Viola Hickman in Perkins, Oklahoma.
Gene attended Perkins schools, and later went to work for Moore Business Forms. Gene was married to Della LaVern Salsman from September 20, 1950 until her death on August 2, 2017.
He liked gardening, and was a beekeeper. He also enjoyed making clocks and had a passion for guns.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Della; two sons, Bill and Tom; two brothers, Earl and Jerry and his sister Willa May.
He is survived by two sons, Sam (Marcia) Hickman and Dewayne (Donna) Hickman; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Hickman; grandchildren, Billy Hickman (Stephanie), Tamara Orr (David), Mandi Hickman, and Jared Hickman; as well as his great-grandchildren Cason and Kelsi Lightfoot, Cale and Caden Orr, Garrison, Allyse, Rhyden and Adecyn Hickman.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed at www.strodefh.com