Arthur Lee Hickey, 63, of Mauriceville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, at his residence after a long struggle with illness. Arthur was born on Oct. 15, 1948 in Port Arthur, to his parents, William Thomas Hickey and Mary Elizabeth (Elmore) Hickey. He lived in Mauriceville since 1983, he retired as a truck driver for the Cocoa-Cola Company in Beaumont in 1988 and he was of the Baptist faith.
Arthur enjoyed fishing, playing cards, competing in Barbecue cook offs, spending time with his dogs, Wiggles, Sassy and Daisy; he often took his grandchildren on rides on his scooter to help them to fall asleep and he was a volunteer fireman. Arthur served in the volunteer departments of Pinehurst, Buna and Mauriceville and he served a period in Mauriceville as the fire chief for over 10 years.

He also served on the Board of District 4 of the Orange County Emergency Services, a Site Base Committee member for Mauriceville Elementary School. He was chosen as Senior Citizen of the Year in Mauriceville and he served as the Parade Marshall for the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival.

Arthur is preceded in death by his, parents; his brothers, William “Red” Hickey, John Thomas Hickey and Michael Ray Hickey and his sister, Vivian “Pete” Babineaux.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy Stansbury Hickey of Mauriceville; his daughter, Hope Hickey Netterville of Port Neches; stepdaughter, Lucretia Dans Pevey and husband, Mike of Mauriceville; son, Chad Hickey and wife, Jennifer of Mauriceville; stepsister, Martha Anders of Trout Creek, Texas; brother, Charles Hickey and wife, Marilyn of Mauriceville; step brother, Carl Lambright of Buna; grandchildren, Jordan Lee Hickey, Ryan Pevey, Layne Pevey, Slaydon Pevey and Walter Nope; niece, Melissa Bearden of Orange and numerous extended family.

Services to honor Arthur’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Mac McDonald and the Rev. Alfred Gibson, officiating. Rite of Committal and Entombment will follow services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

A gathering of Arthur’s family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Honoring Arthur as pallbearers are Jim Dumesnil, Bobby Trahan, James Cornell, James Journeay, Anthony Shue and Chuck Havard.

Arthur’s family wishes to express a sincerest thanks to the staff of Amed Hospice, especially Alex Gonzales and all of the nurses and caretakers who cared for Arthur in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department, Post Office Box 365, Mauriceville, Texas, 77626-0365. Condolences may be sent to the family at