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On Friday, May 11, Austin Corbit Hickman, 86, died at his daughter’s home from a rapid form of acute leukemia, joining his wife, Delora (Chamberlain) Hickman, who died only 10 weeks ago. Mr. Hickman served in the U.S. Army in World War II, then returned for tours in the Korean War and the Philippines, serving as master sergeant. He also served as a medic and kitchen supervisor. He and his wife were married the day before Pearl Harbor, December 6, 1941, and Mr. Hickma always joked “and the war never ended!” Mr. Hickman also was preceded in death his parents Robert J. and Amanda (Chambers) Hickman; brothers T.J and Jack; and four premature sons. He is survived by his only child Rhonda and husband the Rev. Ken Young; granddaughter Tina (Ward) and husband Dr. Brad Carter; grandson Aarran Shayne Stanberry; adopeted grandson J.P. Fox; great-grandchildren, Jack, Ella, Jordan, Ben, David and Alexandra; and other family members. He will have a Veterans Honor Guard presentation at Sunset Memorial Gardens of Norman, follwing the funeral service at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore at 2 p.m. today. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.
Published on  May 18, 2007
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