The Times West Virginian


May 16, 2014

Jo Hickman

Jo Claire Hickman, 78, of Wyatt, went to be with the Lord on Thursday (May 15, 2014) at her daughter’s home.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1935, in Bridgeport, to the late Dennis Dale and Blanche Bice Martin. Jo Claire was preceded in death by her loving husband, Virgil Hickman, on Sept. 6, 2008.

Jo is survived by her daughter, Judie Moore and her husband Russ of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren, Chris of Bingamon, Russ Moore of Pine Bluff, Stacy Riley and husband Chris of Havelock, North Carolina, and Terry J. “T.J.” Moore and his wife Rachael of Bridgeport; 10 great-grandchildren, Briana, Kaitlyn, Landen and Wesley Riley, Brad and Ryan Moore, Hunter, Levi and Brycen Moore, and Owen Moore; and one great-grandchild due in December; brothers, Robert Martin, Paul Martin and his wife Floranne, all of Bridgeport, and Don Martin of Salem, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Barbara Wheeler of Bethlehem and Dorothy Hickman of Lake Orion, Michigan; brother in-law, Sidney Hickman and his wife Linda of Wyatt; special neighbors, Bill and Vickie Swiger; several nieces and nephews; and friends, especially her phone buddies.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jo was preceded by her brother, Gary A. Martin; and sisters, Anne Lou Rollins and Patty Collins.

Jo was a member of the Bingamon Baptist Church. She retired from Westinghouse with 35 years of service.

Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, today from 2-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ralph Fouse officiating. Interment will follow at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

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