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Allen F. "Alby" Hickman, Sr.

April 11, 1934 ~ March 14, 2017 (age 82)


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Allen F. "Alby" Hickman, Sr., 82, of Harrington, DE passed away Monday, March 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Alby was born at home in Harrington, the son of the late Jacob and Pearl Hickman. He was a graduate of Harrington High School class of 1954. After high school, Alby joined the U.S. Army serving our country from 1957 to 1959. After the service, Alby went to work at the Pennsylvania Railroad for 5 years. He then went to work for the DuPont Company in Seaford as a mechanic, working for 31 years before retiring in 1996. Alby was a member of the American Legion C.K.R.T. Post #7 - Harrington, a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge #534, a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Harrington, and the Harrington High School Alumni Association. He enjoyed being a Little League Coach for the Harrington Little League for 8 years, he was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan, he loved planting a garden every year of strawberries and vegetables up until he was unable due to his illness, liked to duck and goose hunt with his sons, and loved to cook. What brought pride and pleasure to Alby was his woodworking ability. He loved doing carpentry work, was very good at fixing things and actually was known as a jack of all trades. As a matter of fact, Alby even possessed a valid Barber's License working for the late Bill Johnson of Harrington. 

In addition to his parents, Alby was preceded in death by 3 step-brothers Martin Eugene Willey, Roland Willey and Morris "Bob" Willey and a step-sister Louise Aiken.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Hickman; two sons Allen F. Hickman, Jr. and his wife Rhonda and Don J. Hickman and his wife Emily; 7 grandchildren: Ashly, Wendy Luna, Erica, Allen III, Ben, Jacob, Zachary and a step- grandson Kael Kerlick; one great grandson Daniel Luna and one sister Joyce Porter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, 50 Commerce Street, Harrington where a viewing will be held from 12 - 1 pm. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Milford - Harrington Highway, Harrington. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either the National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY  10016 or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 63 Commerce Street, Harrington, DE  19952. Letters of condolence may be sent and shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.
 


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