CAPE GIRARDEAU - Raymond D. Bickings, 77, died Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1929, in McNairy, Tenn., son of the late Fred D. and Gladys Griswell Bickings, he served in the U.S. Air Force from Sept. 5, 1947, to Sept. 15, 1949. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 41 years. He was employed by Henkels & McCoy Inc. as a line superintendent for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
On Dec. 24, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Annabel Daugherty who preceded him in death on May 5, 1982.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Bickings, on Sept. 19, 1972; two brothers, W.L. "Dub" Bickings and Terry Leon Bickings; and one sister, Mildred Crowden.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. and Diane Bickings of Kelso and Danny R. and Debbie Bickings of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Cheri Ann Vance and Tina Gay Bickings of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Catherine Farris of Chaffee and Wanda Burns of Perkins; three brothers, Charles Bickings of Plain Well, Mich., R.B. Bickings of House Springs and Ricky Bickings of Alto Pass, Ill.; five grandsons, Jeff Bickings and his wife, April, and Jason Bickings of Kelso and Aaron Vance, Justin Bickings and Christopher Bickings of Cape Girardeau; three granddaughters, Amy Bickings and Annabel Griffin of Cape Girardeau and Courtney Campbell of Kansas City, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Bickings, Madison Bickings and Vivian Vance; and a special friend and companion, Pat Lomax of Cape Girardeau.
Services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Ford & Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Shupert officiated.
Burial with full military rites by the Missouri Honors Team followed at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
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may be made to:
American Cancer Society
106 Farrar Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701