Herbert McKinney Hickey, 85, of Monticello, Georgia, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Baptist Village in Waycross, Georgia, following an extended illness.
“Herb” was born and raised in Spruce Pine to the late Scott and Dora Hickey. He moved to Jasper County, Georgia, in 1959.
Herb was an Army veteran, serving in Italy just after World War II. Upon returning from military service, he wed Glenda Radford, also of Spruce Pine. They were married for more than 50 years until her passing in 2007.
Herb’s entire career was spent with the Feldspar Corporation. Mr. Hickey moved to Monticello to help start and run the Feldspar mining plant. He was active in community and civic organizations, an avid golfer and sportsman, and was a devoted member and deacon of Monticello Baptist Church.
“Mr. Herb,” as he was best known around Monticello, will be missed around the town he loved, missed at church and missed hanging out at the Dairy Queen.
He is survived by his daughters, Jan (Billy) Hughes, of Waycross, and Lesi (James) Anderson, of Djibouti, Djibouti ; grandchildren, Troy (Cory) Hughes, Scott Hughes, Carra (Brian) Greer, Libby Hughes and Matt Anderson; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Monticello Baptist Church, 334 W. Greene St. Interment was in West View Cemetery in Monticello. The Rev. David Artessa officiated.
The family received friends one hour before the service.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Monticello Baptist Church, 334 W. Greene St., Monticello, Georgia 31064.
Jordan Funeral Home of Monticello, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
Mitchell News-Journal • Oct. 3, 2018