R.B. Hickey, 84, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 22, 2007. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was a decorated Army Veteran of WWII and had served overseas. He was a member of the Walking Horse Booster’s Club, Racking Horse Breeder’s Association, the Spotted Saddle Horse Association and the Catoosa County Saddle Club. He was currently a livestock dealer and horse trader. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Katie Hickey, brother Don Hickey and sisters Grace White and Barbara Crawley.
            Survivors include the mother of his children, Augusta Hickey of Chattanooga, Tenn., son Richard Hickey of Franklin, Tenn., daughters Carolyn Roberson of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marilyn Hickey Rebring of Portland, Ore., brother Pete “Dude” Gordon of Sarasota, Fla., two sisters, Martha Ann Moore of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Betty Hyche of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., four grandchildren, Virginia Roberson, Melissa Ray, Tristan Hickey and Ashton Hickey, one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. Mike Gregg officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakewood West Memory Gardens. The family will begin receiving friends after 3:00 p.m.on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 and prior to the services on Wednesday. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Obituary Line 706-861-1060.