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Michael Lee "Mike" Hickman

January 14, 1954 — April 22, 2021

View Funeral Webcast View Video Tribute Michael Lee “Mike” Hickman, 67, owner of Country Boys Home Improvement, formally employed by Union Carbide and Elias Construction and resident of Culleoka, died Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Corey Bell, Mike Bryan, and Russell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Culleoka Alumni Scholarship Association, 3057 Culleoka Highway, Culleoka, TN 38451 or Culleoka Summer Softball League, P.O. Box 51, Culleoka, TN 38451. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born January 14, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late William Gordon Hickman and the late Bertie Mae Weatherford Hickman. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, “pawpaw”, brother, uncle, and friend, Mr. Hickman loved his family, friends, animals, and life. He had a great sense of humor and loved playing pranks on his grandchildren. An avid and successful outdoorsman and sportsman, Mr. Hickman enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing basketball and softball, where he was an MVP. He played travel softball, was instrumental in starting the Culleoka Summer Softball League, where he coached, played, umpired, and played in the Old Timer’s game annually. Last year, he threw the first pitch, despite the need for assistance to get on the field. Always a believer in supporting our home state, he was loyal to the UT Vols, whether they were winning or losing. He managed the building of the new Culleoka Fire Hall with the help of volunteers. He was a charter member of the Culleoka FFA Alumni. Mr. Hickman was a member of Culleoka Church of Christ and was a faithful Christian to the end. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judy Harwell Hickman; children, Wesley (Julie) Hickman, Angie Hickman (Jason Griggs); grandchildren, Austin Hickman, Allie Hickman, Preslie Hickman, Jada Sisk, Hunter Griggs, Madison Griggs, Emalie (Josh) Carlock; sisters, Joyce Dugger, Linda Tomlin; sister-in-law, Carolyn Hickman; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Hickman, Billy Hickman, Dean Hickman, and Doug Hickman; brothers-in-law, Bob Dugger and Wayne Tomlin; and sisters-in-law, Maude Hickman and Peggy Hickman. Active pallbearers will be Shane Hickman, Brad Brewer, David Hobbs, Freddy Ring, Roscoe Voss, Perry Pugh, Hunter Griggs, and Frankie Dee Harwell. Honorary pallbearers Steve Burgett, Rodney McKee, Clay Harris, Jason Griggs, Roger Griggs, Jimmy Harwell, members of Culleoka Summer Softball League, and members of Culleoka Church of Christ. The family would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and special friends Pam and Steve Burgett and Sandy and Eric Sisk.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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