William Taft Hickey

William Taft Hickey, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday,  August 22, 2006 at his residence.
A native of Polk County, Tennessee, Mr. Hickey was a charter member of South Seminole Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.  He retired from Standard Coosa-Thatcher following 40 years of service and he continued to work for twenty more years in landscaping and tree service business.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy Seabees and held memberships with the Civil War Round Table and Chattanooga Relic Club.  Mr. Hickey was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise Hickey, parents, Mr. & Mrs. William Harrison Hickey, seven brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Margaret Guinn, Ringgold, GA, & Doris Crane, East Ridge; son, William L. Hickey, Titusville, FL; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, several nieces & nephews, and special friend, Louise Ensley.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Ron Perry officiating.  Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.  A special thanks to Loretta Gordon, niece, & husband Virgil, & friend, Mrs. Dean Barger, for the special love & care they gave him.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Seminole Baptist Church Senior Bus Fund, 1201 S. Seminole Drive, East Ridge, TN  37412.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m. & Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.


Submitted by Mark Bennett