Harold, as he was called by family and friends, was born October 2, 1931 and went to join his parents and siblings in heaven July 8, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lillian Hickman, siblings and spouses Clyde Hickman (Thelma), Caroline Mock (George), John Hickman (Theresa), Mina Bosh (Phillip), Lucille Rando (Dominic), William Hickman (Melba), Charles Hickman, Gladys Shearer (Howard) and Fredrich Hickman and also by his nieces Yvonne Kennel & Lillian Roth and nephews Raymond Hickman & George Mock.
Mr. Hickman attended Lafayette School on Carrolton Ave. His first job at age 15 was as a stock boy at Krause’s Department Store on Canal St. He soon worked his way up to Manager & Buyer for the Drapery Dept. He loved his work and the people he worked with. He continued to work at Krause until it was sold except for the time he served his country in the Marine Corp as a member of the military police during the Korean War. He talked with great pride about his experiences as a Marine.
Harold moved to Kaplan, La with his friend & partner Joe Broussard and stayed there for about 13 years. After Joe’s death, he returned to the New Orleans area to be near his family. Harold is survived by his nieces and nephews: Joyce James, William Hickman, Margaret Loner, Carol McLeod, John Hickman, Shirley Cancienne, Sheryl Leydecker, Fred Hickman, Kevin Hickman and Amy Hasselbrock. He also had a soft spot in his heart for his church, the city of New Orleans, the Opera, classical music and antiques.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church; 3601 Transcontinental Ave. Metairie on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Followed by internment in Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans. To share memories and condolence, please visit www.tharpsontheimerfh.com
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