Wayne Thomas “Tom” Hickey, 69, of Circleville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Columbus, the only child of Thomas M. and Margaret R. (Brewer) Hickey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws, John and Doris Hartley.
Tom was a 1964 graduate of Circleville High School and a Vietnam veteran of the 121st Airborne Unit of the Air National Guard.
Tom was a hard worker and was employed as a mechanical project engineer contractor at DuPont in Circleville for over 40 years.
He was a founding member of the car club, the Roundtown Cruisers, and was a former regional executive for the Ohio Valley Sports Car Club of America. Tom enjoyed bowling, working on cars and restoring them; also racing them, going to car shows and sharing his knowledge of vehicles with others. Tom also loved his BMW cars and motorcycles. He traveled 38,000 miles over the U.S. with his wife and friends in the early 1980s.
Tom’s greatest joy in life was his family: he came to love his step-daughter, Stephanie, when he married her mother, Susan, and has so enjoyed the grandchildren she has given them.
Tom is survived by his partner and loving wife, Susan (Hartley) Garrett Hickey; step-daughter, Stephanie Garrett (Luke) McConnell and their children, Kenzie, Gabrielle, Liam and Mallory McConnell; son, Thomas Matthew Hickey and his children, Ellen and Colin Hickey; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Don and Jeanne Hartley and Dale and Joy Hartley; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Brian) Woodgeard, Kristina (Justin) Randle, and Travis, Jonathan and Cody Hartley; great-nieces and nephews, Issac and Noah Woodgeard, Josie and Joslyn Randle; and many, many wonderful friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor James Daft officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery with military service provided by AMVETS Post 2256 Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roundtown Cruisers, P.O. Box 336, Circleville, OH 43113.
To share a memory of Tom, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal