Darryl Curtis Hickey
By Kim Swindell Wood | August 31, 2018 8:48 am
Last Updated: August 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Darryl Curtis Hickey, 53, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 29, 2018, at his residence.
Born Dec. 8, 1964, in Pikeville, he was the son of James “Bud” Hickey and Katherine “Kay” Hickey.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Cheryl Sullivan, of Sparta; nephew, Zachary Tyler Sullivan, of Sparta; special friends, Danny O’Dell, Kyle O’Dell, Mary Bailey, Wayne Presley; special family, David, Patsy, Shawn, Amy, Alexus Solomon; special caregiver, Chris Gamble and husband Rick; and lifelong friend, David Lee England.
A special thank you is extended to Dr. Ty Webb and all his staff.
Funeral will 1 p.m., Sept. 1, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Blankenship Cemetery, in Spencer. David Lee England and Rudy Oakes will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Aug. 31, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 1, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include Mike Tollison, Danny O’Dell, David Solomon, Shawn Solomon, Johnnie Maynard, and Rick Gamble.
Honorary pallbearers include Von Maynard and Lester Hickey.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Heaven’s Very Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from earth
“It’s time again for another birth,”
Said the Angels to the Lord above,
“This special child will need much love.”
His progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he’ll require special care,
From the folks he meets way down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won’t adapt,
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he is sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please, lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away,
The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above,
Comes stronger Faith and richer Love.
And soon they will know the privilege given,
In caring for this gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is Heaven’s very special child.