Mallie Bickham, 79, of Vidor died Monday, May 16, at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont.

A native of Starks, he was raised in Deweyville and was a longtime resident of Vidor. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor, were he was past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #5789. He was on the Vidor city council for six years and was a past member of the school board for Deweyville ISD. He enjoyed golf, fishing, snow skiing and carpentry. He loved people, especially his family and never meet a stranger. He was a huge Texas Longhorn fan and was very patriotic. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.

A funeral liturgy outside mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, May 20, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Deweyville Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm, with a rosary at 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 19, at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Carolyn Bickham of Vidor; sons Bobby Johnson and his wife Beverly of Selmer, TN, Rodney Bickham of Broadus, Jason Bickham and Dwight Bickham and his wife, Christina, all of Little Cypress and David Rowe of Vidor; daughters Sonja Bihm of Vidor, Brigitte Boullion and her husband Darren of Orangefield and Shellie Rowe of Vidor; brothers John “Red” Bickham of Crockett and Wattie Bickham of Deweyville; 25 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.