Hickman, railroad executive, is dead at 67

J. R.

November 21, 1990

Services for J. Richard Hickman, retired assistant vice president and general manager of Real Estate and Industrial Development for the Chessie System, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Hickman, who was 67, and lived in the Winthrop House Condominium on Charles Street, died Monday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He retired in 1983 after working for 19 years for the Chessie System in Baltimore. He also had worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad in Pikeville, Ky., and in West Virginia.

Born in Henry Clay, Ky., and reared in Eastern Kentucky, he served in the Army in Europe in World War II. His decorations included the Silver Star and Bronze Star.

He took a leave from the railroad to earn a civil engineering degree from the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now the Tennessee Technological University. He was a member of the Country Club of Maryland and the Turf Valley Country Club, and Cheers, an organization of retired railroad employees.

He is survived by his wife, the former Donna B. Barys; a son, Dr. J. Richard Hickman Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, William L. Hickman of Virgie, Ky., and Roy A. Hickman of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Phyllis McCann and Betty Barnette, both of Columbus; and a granddaughter.

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