james hickman
James William Hickman, 71, of Weirton, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born October 28, 1931 in Weirton, son of the late Alex and Alice Jackson Hickman. James was also preceded in death by two sisters, Annabelle Hartman and Nancy Potts. James was retired from the railroad department of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. He also worked at the Colliers Post Office. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Pleasant Valley Country Club and B.P.O.E. #1801. James served his country in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Joann Eckersberg Hickman of Beaver, PA; two daughters, Cindy Gill and her husband David of Moon Township, PA and Cathy Wilson and her husband Rick of Weirton; two sisters, Muriel Reitter and her husband Harry of Colliers, WV and Margaret Larkey and her husband Robert of Anchorage, Alaska. James also has six grandchildren, Amy Unger and her husband Adam, April Wilson, Todd Wilson, Stacey Gill, David Gill, and Adam Gill. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Monday. Interment will be at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Weirton, where military services will be conducted by the Weirton V.F.W. Post 2716 Firing Squad, American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, and the Tri-State Marine Corps. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062 or to the American Lung Association of WV, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you so much at this time. May God give you grace and peace. Love, Annie

  2. Dear Aunt Joann and family, Kathy and I extend to you, our love and deepest sympathy. I was deeply saddened to learn about Uncle Jim’s passing. I remember as a youngster how Uncle Jim took me squirrel hunting a few times. We were never able to get a squirrel, as each time we went out, the chipmunks set up such a fuss, that it was like sounding an alarm. When Uncle Jim was in the marines, he subscribed to the magazine ‘Leatherneck’ and had it sent to me. I know you will miss him. We pray that God in His tender mercy will surround you with His love and comfort you in your sorrow. Love and Sympathy, Robert (Bob) and Kathy

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Jim’s family. We have many fond memories growing up together in Holiday’s Cove and Follansbee. We really appreciate today the great time we had in high school. We will miss you, Jim.

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