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Troy Hickman
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Topeka , KS

Our Heavenly Father has come and taken his child, Troy Wilbur Hickman (also known as “Triple T”), 69, home on Friday, August 9, 2019. Troy lost his battle with gastric cancer; with family by his side. He was born September 19, 1949 in Holton, KS, the son of Doyle W. and Jennie Jane (Mack) Hickman.

Troy attended Topeka schools and graduated from Escondido Union High School in California. In 1968, he attended Palomar Junior College in San Marcos, CA; earning his Dr. of Motors. He worked for Goodyear Tire Company in the 1970’s for 10 years. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 15 years as Bridge Crew Supervisor; retiring in 2014. For 38 years he was also an over-the-road truck driver, most recently working for MNT of Topeka.

He was a member of Lakeview Church of the Nazarene in Topeka and a charter member of Citizens Emergency Radio Team.

Troy married Linda Sue Carlson on April 15, 2000, they celebrated over 19 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife Linda Carlson-Hickman, of the home; 4 sons, Ron Hickman of California, MD, Danny Hickman of Luther, OK, Scott Hickman of Chickasha, OK and Clinton Carlson of Auburn, KS; 4 daughters, Bonnie Rusch of Thornton, CO, Shelly Barrington of Chickasha, OK, Doris Jean Carlson of Topeka, KS and Rae Ann Hubbard of Topeka, KS; 2 step-brothers, John Mayhew of Olathe, KS and Gary Mayhew of Fontana, KS; 2 step-sisters, Sandy Schweitzer of Topeka, KS and Sherry Frost of Seven Spring, NC;  19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle W. Hickman; his mother, Jennie J. Barnes; his daughter, Michelle Hickman; a brother, Doyle F. Hickman; step-brother, Dick Mayhew and step-sister, Joyce Corber.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Cemetery. Family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday prior to service. Memorial may be given to The University of Kansas Cancer Center c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visitwww.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

 


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