LEWISVILLE- Reverend Marion Lowell Hickman, 91, of Lewisville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday afternoon August 25, 2021. Born in Lewisville on August 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Francis “Frank” Marion and Frances E. (Sharp) Hickman. Marion was a 1949 graduate of Lewisville High School and as a veteran of the United States Air Force, he proudly served his country overseas from 1950-1953 during the Korean Conflict. He attended Ball State University and Garrett Evangelical Theology Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. In his early years he farmed and worked as a lineman for REMC. He was active in youth work as a Boy Scout Master and was a youth counselor before entering the ministry. Marion loved horses, especially riding “Ringer” in parades, western boots and hats and farming. He drove a school bus for 26 years for Rush County School Corporation and their sports teams. Marion was a great gospel preacher and along with his wife Pauline, served at many churches, including, Sugar Grove Methodist Church in New Castle, Indian Village and World Gospel in Cromwell, New Hope in Lewisville, Blountsville Christian Church and Living Word in Mount Summit. Marion preached many revivals and helped with area wide evangelical crusades and church planning. He produced and hosted weekly radio broadcasts in New Castle and Rushville. He also assisted with church youth camps and took youth on spiritual retreats. Marion relied on his strong Christian faith to provide the foundation for his life. He never hesitated to share the Gospel with anyone he came in contact with, impacting the faith of so many. He loved the Lord, his family, friends and his country and was always praising God for His presence and goodness. He left no doubt of where his hope was found. Marion’s family and friends will miss him dearly and forever hold him in their hearts and will remember him often. He lived and died with his eyes on Jesus. His was a long and fruitful life, well spent. His life is finished and it is a comfort to know he fought a good fight and kept the faith.
Those left to cherish Marion’s memory and will forever love and miss him includes his wife of 36 years, Lenita (Shortridge) Hickman; 2 sons and their spouses, Rev. Brent and Tami Hickman of Muncie and Major Evan and Major Suzanne Hickman who are currently serving in England with the Salvation Army; 3 stepdaughters, Sheri Jo (Allen “Dee”) Wilsey of New Harmony, Stacie (Chris) Caudill of Pendleton and Amy (Rob) Schrieber of Greenfield; 10 grandchildren, Alan (Kate) Hickman of Washington State, Andrew (Brianna) Hickman of Warsaw, Juliann Hickman of Ohio, Jaron Hickman of Florida, Hannah (Brandon) Leach of Wadesville, Rebekah (Andrew Grammar) Duncan of Bloomington, Ryan Caudill of Pendleton, Allison, Nathan and Kaitlyn Schrieber of Greenfield; 5 great grandchildren, Ayden Hickman, twins, Paxton and Conley Hickman, Edie Grammar and Harlow Leach; 1 brother, Gary (Suzi) Griffin of Cambridge City.
Marion was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Pauline (Conley) Hickman in 1984 at the age of 51; infant sons, Kent and Brock; infant twin granddaughters, Renee and Rachelle Hickman; sister, Alma (Hickman) Fennell; brothers, Frank E. “Gene” Hickman, John “Bud” Hickman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Marion’s sons, Rev. Brent and Major Evan Hickman will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday August 31.
The Hickman family request that memorial contributions be made in Rev. Marion Hickman’s name to the donor's local Salvation Army or favorite charity.
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