Jody Paul Hickman, 68, of Deweyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, at his home. Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, Nov. 15, at Sutton Cemetery in Honey Island, with graveside service following at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Camden, Tx., on Sept. 6, 1945, Jody was the son of B.B. and Ivy Belle (Kelley) Hickman. He served in the US Army and worked for Claybar Construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, as well as spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, B.B. Hickman; mother, Ivy Belle Hickman; daughter, Molly Elmore; and grandson, Dallen Elmore.

Jody is survived by his wife, Loretta Hickman of Deweyville; son, Joseph Wade Hickman and wife Ellen of Little Cypress; step-children, David Carpenter and wife Melissa of Utah, Edward Quebodeaux and wife Heather of Arizona, Amber Piper and husband John III of Florida; and grandchildren, Matthew Hickman and wife Danielle of Wichita Falls, Joshua Hickman and wife Laiken of Lake Charles, Shawn Hickman of Little Cypress, Kristin Hickman of Little Cypress, Dylan Elmore of Deweyville, Alexis Byrd of Vidor, Bailey Carpenter of Utah, Mya Carpenter of Utah, and Liana Piper of Florida.

He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Brantley, Paisley, and Lyra; brother, Hollis Hickman and wife Sharon of Orange; sister, Audrey McCollough and husband Roy of Deweyville; former wife, Georgia White of Nichols Creek; and close friends, Betty, Tony, and Sally Wilidge.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Wade Hickman, Matthew Hickman, Joshua Hickman, Shawn Hickman, Samson Jackson, Kristin Hickman, and Joey Claybar.

Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.