William (Billy) Stephen Hickman, age 40, of Irving, Texas died on October 14th. Billy was born in Irving, Texas, on April 2, 1980 to Connie Hickman.
Memorial services will be held on November 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. Arrangements are under the personal care of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Arlington.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ernest Hickman and uncle, Ernest Hickman, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Robin; daughter, Hannah; Grandmother, Roberta Hickman; mother, Connie Hickman Valenciano; sister, Jennifer Hickman; nephew, Austen Hickman; brother, Marc Valenciano.
Billy graduated from Nimitz High School in 1998 and went on to attend Baylor University. While attending Baylor he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
In 2005, he married Robin Harrison in Duncan, OK. In 2012 he completed his Associates Degree from Tarrant County Community College. In July 2012, Billy and Robin welcomed home their daughter, Hannah. He loved her more than anything.
He was employed by Irving ISD where he had worked for 12 years. He had a passion for sports and music. He jumped at any opportunity to attend games or concerts of any kind. He was blessed immensely with talents in art and music, he could play just about any instrument he picked up. He played with The Runaway Brides and The Texas Viceroys (cover bands) and also in Admiral and Great Heart.
Billy was a true jack of all trades musician and really knew how to work a crowd. He could perform and write songs in most any genre and was always about entertaining. He was one of a kind.
As much as he loved music, sports and art, his greatest love was his daughter, Hannah. He loved watching her in school performances, going out for their Saturday father-daughter breakfasts, and always bragged about her to others. He was incredibly proud of her and loved her dearly.