Ravis “Ray” Samuel Hickman, 78, of Emory died Thursday, Aug. 23, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1934, in Bienville Parish, La., the son of Prentice and Lola (Foster) Hickman.
He served in the United States Air Force and was an educator in Texas.
He married Mattie Gwen Porter. She preceded him in death in 2007.
Survivors include his stepsons, Rookie Phillips of Wills Point, Al Phillips and wife, Rere, of Emory, Roy Phillips and wife, Deanna, of Fairfax, Va., and Lance Phillips and wife, Tonya, of Dallas; grandchildren Cody Hickman of Mesquite, Lorraine Phillips of Wills Point, Lanna and husband, Allen, of Hawaii, Leslie Phillips of Wills Point, Chase Phillips of Emory, Amanda Phillips of Emory, Kathryn Phillips of Fairfax, Aubree Phillips of Fairfax, Tiffany Ayres of Dallas, Jay Owens and wife, Jenn, of Dallas and Mattie Phillips of Dallas; one sister, Christine Bates of Louisiana; one daughter-in-law, Marcia Hickman Kessler of Mesquite; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers; one granddaughter, Valerie Phillips; and one son, Tony Hickman.
There will be no formal services.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at: www.westoaksfuneralhome.com
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