Gerald Lynn Hickman, 71, of Millsboro passed away at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE on February 24, 2018. He was born on September 19, 1946 to the late Beverly and Dorothy Hickman. He served an exemplary career in the United States Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. During his career of over 26 years, he earned many citations and awards, including the coveted E banner, for his ship. “E” for excellence, which sums up his life. He raised two sons, and after retirement from the Navy, he worked for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, and drove buses seasonally for Ocean City, Maryland. He was a member of the American Legion Post 24, in Dagsboro and the Masonic Lodge #37, also in Dagsboro. He was a hard-working man who enjoyed playing cards, and was a Race Fan.
He is survived by his two sons: Daniel Hickman, of Millsboro; and Kyle Hickman, of Millsboro. He is also survived his sister: Ginger Steverson; and by a brother-in-law: Ed Dutton; along with one grand-child: Shelby Hickman; and two nephews: Allen and Gerald Dutton. His sister, Janet Dutton, as well as his parents preceded him in death.
A Masonic Service, followed by full Military Honors will be conferred on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriot Way, Millsboro, DE at 11:00 AM. Interment follows within the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Rd, Milford, DE 19963 or Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1787, C/O Carol Jones, 28365 Clark Ave, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Electronic condolences to:
HOME OF THE BRAVE
6632 SHARPS ROAD, MILFORD DE 19963
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART CHAPTER 1787
C/O CAROL JONES 28365 CLARK AVE, MILLSBORO DE 19966