Paul E. Hickerson, 67, of Stockport, passed away at 4:03 a.m., Monday (Aug. 5, 2013) at his home. He was born June 29, 1946, in Penn Township, Morgan County, the son of the late Marion Hickerson and Mae Jackson Hickerson.
He was a school teacher and principal at Waterford Elementary School and retired after 37 years. He was co-owner of the Never-Never fruit farm near Malta, president of Ohio Valley Christian Youth Camp, Elder and member of the Seventh Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville, Board Of Directors of the Farm Agency in Morgan-Muskingum District, Ohio Reading Association, Morgan County Farm Bureau, former elder and member of Harmer Hill Church of Christ. He preached at several churches in the Mid Ohio Valley. He went on several mission trips to Guyana, he received the Educator Of The Years Award from Ohio Valley University. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds Fan and always had a smile on his face. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather to all who knew him. He was always willing to help all those in need. He loved the lord with all his heart. He stood for faith, family and farm.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn McIntire Hickerson whom he married June 15, 1968; daughters, Melcie (Philip) Wells of Marietta, Rachel (Ernie) Cornell of Little Hocking; sons, Eric (Carolyn) Hickerson of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., Joel (Stephanie) Hickerson of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Kyle, Kody and Kali Wells, Emma, and Abby Hickerson, McKenna, Kennedy, and Jackson Hickerson, Ayden and Payge Cornell; sisters, Sue (Jerry) Hopkins of Belpre, Betsey (Ted) Wieber of Duluth, Ga.; brothers, Dayton Hickerson of Ravenna and John (Angela) Hickerson of Stockport; uncles, Elton (Jean) Hickerson of McConnelsville, Melvin (Jessie) Hickerson of Malta, Frank Jackson of Deavertown; and aunt, Daisy Clarke of Columbus.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville, and one hour prior to services which will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the Seventh Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville with Evangelists Sam Bartrug and J.D. Connely officiating. He will be laid to rest in McConnelsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley Youth Camp, 535 Lang Farm Road, Marietta 45750. Online notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.miller-huck.com.