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Gus Hickman Jr.

Gus Hickman Jr was born at 1108 E 7th St. in North Little Rock Arkansas on January 9, 1943. He was the second boy and fourth child born to Lottie & Gus Hickman Sr. 

 They later moved to St. Louis, MO in early 1945. He started school in the St. Louis Public School System. He became a star basketball player for Soldan High School, nicknamed Guma, and graduated in 1961.


 He went on to continue his studies at Missouri Baptist College. Shortly after, he began his tenure at the United States Postal Service in 1959. He worked hard, had an extraordinary work ethic, and retired as Manager in 1992. During that time he met and married Patricia A. Hickman and had two children. Gus recaptured his faith and would study the Bible. He would share the information from the Bible that he would learn by handing out tracks to people who were interested in learning. Gus was a breath of fresh air and would do anything he could for anyone. He found joy in having peace with everyone, including God.


 He was preceded in death by his father, Gus Hickman Sr., mother Lottie Hickman, his wife, Patricia Hickman, his brothers Robert Hickman, James (Sonny) Hickman, and his sister Martha (Mickey) Johnson.


 He leaves to mourn his children, Jeffrey Hickman & Danyelle Hickman, his sisters, Elsie Hickman and Betty Johnson, and his brother David Hickman, and his granddaughters Candice Smith & Shakayla Smith. He also leaves to mourn many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.


  1. Jesse Allen jr on October 29, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Gus was someone whom I enjoy being in his company, early memory started at Washington Elementary for great games of basketball it was always a learning experience for most of the young jockeys who wanted the skills developed like Gus . He shall be missed especially his smile, R.I.P.

  2. Maria Galarza on November 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    He had to be awesome person because he had danyelle for us to love as a sister from another mother. So I know he a special whom got to know him because his daughter is an awesome friend true to the heart. I didn’t get to meet him but by the story his daughter told us we knew him from the heart. So my deepest condolences to you and the family. May memories live on. He is at peace with his beautiful wife

  3. Carrie Ann Havens on November 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    To the Family of Gus Hickman:

    From the old neighborhood of Fountain and Aubert Streets, I remember Gus. I also graduated from Washington Elementary School and attended Soldan High School graduating with one of his brothers Robert. Years passed and I got a job with the Post Office. I was one of Gus’s subordinate superiors. As a Manager, he allowed us to perform our duties without being “a micromanager”. Yet he was always available to advise, guide and provide instructions. He was soft-spoken , compassionate and a friend. After his retirement. I occasionally saw him shopping at Schnuck’s. We would talk briefly and I’d watch him walk away smiling and his head held high. Gus, you will be missed. To the family. I share my deepest condolence. May God strengthen each of you during this time of sadness.

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