April 24, 1925 - Nov. 2, 2019

Joe Bickham, age 94 of Atlanta, Texas, died on November 2, 2019, at his home. Mr. Bickham was born April 24, 1925, in Celeste, Texas. He retired from the accounting department of TxDot District 19 after 35 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his son and daughter- in-law, Joe Dan and Anita (Swint) Bickham, son-in-law, Steven Fischer Smith, and great-great-granddaughter Haddy Lynn Hadaway. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Jessie Holland Bickham of Atlanta, Texas; two daughters, Carol Bruce and husband Jimmy of Chidester, Arkansas, and Linda Smith of Atlanta, Texas; six grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and three great- greatgrandchildren. Services were at 2:00 pm, Monday, November 4, 2019, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Gary Davis officiating. Visitation was from 1 pm to 2 pm prior to the service. Interment was in Bethsaida “Y” Cemetery. The family would like to thank Heritage Hospice and Mr. Bickham’s caretakers for the amazing care and love they have shown during this time. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, 1501 W. 10th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

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