Delmus Hickman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on April 15, 1931, son of the late Ollie Hickman and Mattie (Bishop) Hickman. He was a lifelong farmer and also raised chickens. Hickman
lived a simple life and was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his parents, Hickman was preceded in death by seven siblings, Violet Rickards, Jack Hickman, Donald Hickman, Ollie Hickman Jr., Maude Murray, Elisha Hickman and William Kelly. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty L. (Rickards) Hickman; a daughter, Terry Miller of Felton, Del.; a sister, Janis Burbage of Salisbury, Md.; six grandchildren, Thad Ulrich, Tanya Williams, George “Joey” Jackson, Shawn Montgomery, Aimee Montgomery and Adam Montgomery; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
A graveside service will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery, 81 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.