Thomas G. Hickle

Last Updated on August 23, 2016 by cassnetwork

hickleThomas G. Hickle, 63, of Arab, Alabama, formerly of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 4:35 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Born March 9, 1953 in Rochester, he was the son of Harold T. and Betty (Knicker) Hickle.

He was a 1972 Kewanna High School graduate where he played basketball for the Indian’s and earned the nickname “Grasshopper”. Tom was also a graduate from the Indiana Police Academy in 1992.

On October 10, 1998 he married Ramona Jones, she survives.

Tom did many things throughout his life. He formerly worked at Sidel’s International Harvester Dealership in Kewanna, McGills in Culver, he was a salesman for Callahan Seed Company and he also farmed for many years.

Tom was a former Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy and he served as Kewanna Town Marshal for 12 years from 1991 to 2003.

Tom also formerly owned and operated Hickle Body Shop in Kewanna for over 35 years.

He and Ramona also formerly owned and operated Tom and Monies Karaoke Entertainment and the Kibitzer Tavern from 2004-2008.

Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and mushroom hunting. His passion was restoring antique and classic cars.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona Hickle of Arab, Alabama, children, Jarrod Hickle (Carrie) of Kewanna, Carrie Fairchild (Ryan) of Medaryville, Wesley Hickle (Cyndi) of Lake Odessa, Michigan, mother, Betty Hickle of Kewanna, step-son, Nick Baldner (Cindy) of Hobart and step daughter, Jamie Phelps (Chris Bailey) of Huntsville, Alabama, grandchildren, Gavin, Grant and Garrison Hickle, Breanna Fairchild, Brooklyn Hickle, Hayes, Aubrey, Sadie, Julie and Beau Brearley, Dane Baldner, Austin and Dale Phelps, and Christian and Ryan Burmeister, sisters, Susan Rouch (Steve Handschu) of Grass Creek and Kathleen Patty (David) of Logansport, brother, James “Jim” Hickle (Barb) of Winamac and uncle, Robert “Butch” Knicker (Kathy) of Kewanna. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by lifetime friends, John and Sherry Anderson of Kewanna.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold T. Hickle, uncle, Howard Hickle and wife Carol and cousin, Brad Hickle.

A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel with Pastor Steve Miller officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the time of service on Thursday.

Burial will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County FOP and/or American Cancer Society.

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