John Edward Hickey, age 74 of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on December 26, 2022 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was on born in England, Arkansas on May 5, 1948 to the late Homer and Louise Hickey.
Homer Hickey John’s father was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and following in his father’s footsteps John proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Salamonie, in the Mediterranean Sea during the Vietnam war.
John is survived by his sister Jan Hickey(Meins) Gray and his brother in-law Larry Gray of Powder Springs, GA as well as a nephew Robert Ervolina of Buffalo NY; two nieces: Christine Ervolina Aleck of Canton, GA and Lora L. Meins of Still Water OK, as well as five grand nieces and nephews: Roam (Stet) Snyder of Still Water, OK, Charlie and Lillie Ervolina of Buffalo, New York, and Caitlyn and Sphia Aleck of Canton, GA. Mr Hickey is also survived by his lifelong partner Chris St. John of Little Rock, Arkansas.
John, will be laid to rest are the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Memorials in John’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Cremation arrangements are by A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. www.anaturalstatefunerlservice.com