Obituaries

Sidney Charles Hickman

Sidney “Buddy” C. Hickman passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at home with his wife and daughter by his side. Buddy is survived by his wife of 57½ years, Betty G. Hickman; daughter, Nicole C. Walker and her husband Chris A. Walker; grandson, Charles “Charlie” G. Walker; step-grandson, CJ Walker and his wife Grace Walker; 2 loving cats, Ralphie and Jingo; and special and close friends, Will Norton and Larry Williams.

Buddy retired after 37 years with Newport News Shipbuilding. After retirement Buddy became a Bail Bondsman for 20 plus years. He was a dedicated family man who loved his family, animals and muscle cars. His daughter Nicole and grandson Charlie were the light of his life.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local animal shelter and/or the American Cancer Society.

Thank you to nurse Jordan with Riverside Hospice and much appreciation to the Bon Secours Hospice team. Buddy will be missed so much. We ask all to be kind to animals and each other.

7 Comments

  1. DEBBIE DEAVER

    Betty and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. Just know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Julian H Draper

    I am sorry to learn of BUDDY passing, have a lot of fond memories, working on X42 SHIP REPAIR me on day shift he on 2nd, he was a great mechanic an terrific supervise, he an his crew saved my butt lots of time getting the work done, i guess we worked together 25 years, he was a good leader an his crew got the work done an enjoyed working for him he loved to laugh an play pranks on anyone. Again i am sorry an may GOD’S grace ease the grief the family is going though

  3. Nicole Walker

    Dad,
    We are here; me, Mom and Charlie. Mom says she misses more and more every day. We went to the doctor for mom today they got her taken care of … she is in the clear. We wish you were there with us. Mom says she tells you “Good night each night and she says she loves you. I made dinner for us and we 3 ate together tonight. We are thankful you have no more pain. It does not get easier without you. We look at pictures and talk about you everyday. We will forever do this! Will and Larry have continued to check on us. Charlie says he misses you so much He asked Santa could he see his Pop one more time? Dad I miss you and promise I will forever hold you in my heart. (Cole)
    I will always love you. (Bee)

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