William H. “Bill” Lickey

Published 1:12 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018

William H. “Bill” Lickey, 86, of Blackstone, VA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. He was the devoted husband of 62 years to Elaine Wray Lickey. Bill is survived by six children, Jon (Janet) of Illinois, Dennis (Renee) of Beaverdam, David of Aylett, Bobby (Nanette) of Glen Allen, Hazel (Sandy) of Caroline, and Faye (Shawn) of Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Henley during the Korean War and was retired after 20 years as a postal letter carrier for the Lakeside Branch of the U S Postal Service in Richmond.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Rd. (Bus. Hwy. 460), near Blackstone. A private memorial service will be held in the Spring. Bill was a longtime and dedicated member of the American Legion, so the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his local post, American Legion Post #40, P. O. Box 104, Blackstone, VA 23824. www.mcmillianfuneralhome.com