Gary Kenneth Hickman was born on September 12th, 1946 and passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2023 at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Emma Weldonia Hickman, his father, Brewer K. Hickman, his mother, Olga H. Margolis, his stepfather, Harry D. Margolis, and his stepson, Joseph Keith Tagert. He is survived by his stepchildren; Donna K. Abercrombie of Mobile, AL, Ronald Kent Tagert of Valley Cottage, NY, and James K. Tagert and his wife Deanna of Theodore, AL. He is also survived by his step-grandchildren; Wayne Abercrombie, Jr., Brittany Tagert, Seth Tagert, and Ian Tagert, along with four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hickman was honorably discharged from the U.S. military and attended Auburn University, graduating with a degree in Building Construction. After graduation, he began his career in the construction industry and eventually retired from White Spunner Construction in 2010. Gary was known for his kindness and generosity and was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, January 6, 2024 at 10am. Visitation will be 5pm to 7pm Thursday evening at the funeral home.