Mr. Ralph Raymond Hickey, 85, of Chatsworth, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church and an active deacon from 1987-2001. He enjoyed dozer work and camping with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Brenda Jo Hickey; parents, W.B. Bill Hickey and Lydia Eugene Wilbanks Hickey; infant brother, William Paul Hickey; and a brother and sister-in-law, S.L. and Ina Hickey.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Ruby Lucille Burke Hickey of Chatsworth; his son, Ralph Stanley Hickey of Chatsworth; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Ezma and Bradley Tankersley of Chatsworth, and Edna Mae and Ralph Parker of Chatsworth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ralph Hickey will be held Friday at noon in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Souther, the Rev. Carl Pierce and Ralph Parker officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 9 p.m.
A special thanks to Heartlite Hospice Care and special caregivers: Phyllis Manis, Patty Dunn, Beverly Blassingame and Annie Shelton.
Peeples Funeral Home and Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.