Bradley Carl Hickman

  • Born: November 30, 1957
  • Died: January 30, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Bradley Carl Hickman, surrounded by family, passed away at the age of 62, in San Antonio, Texas.

Brad was born on November 30, 1957, in Joplin, Missouri, to Paul and Carolyn Hickman. He was raised in Springfield, Missouri where he also earned a bachelor's degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1980. On June 6, 1981, he married his wife Linda. They began their life together in St. Louis, Missouri where they brought two daughters, Lauren and Amanda, into the world. In 1993, Brad and Linda moved to San Antonio, Texas where they raised their two girls.

Brad had a passion for music and learning. These two passions came together in a blog called Brad's Music Room, which he used to tell stories about the music that meant the most to him. This includes his favorite band The Beatles (the greatest band of all time, in his words) whose albums cover the walls of his home office. He enjoyed spending time in his backyard garden that he filled with flowers, succulents, and plumeria trees. Brad's kindness, patience, optimism, and resilience have been an inspiration to all who knew him.

Brad was preceded in death by his father, Paul. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Lauren and Amanda; mother, Carolyn; brothers, David and Brian; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Hopkins; six nieces; two nephews; and eight great nieces and nephews.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Coker United Methodist Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Dear family-Draw close to God, and He will draw near to you with His unfailing love. I remember Brad from our High School days, class of '75. I wish I could have known him and kept in touch after graduation because it sounds like we had a lot in common." Steve Money, Springfield, MO

Posted by Stephen Money - Springfield, MO - Classmate   February 20, 2020

My heart is very saddened to hear of Brad's passing. He introduced me to the corporate world by taking a chance on me as his employee. Because of Brad, my life completely changed for the better. I will always be grateful and blessed because of Brad. Linda, Lauren, and Amanda, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Angela Diaz - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 06, 2020

Brads determination to never give in to this dreaded disease was inspirational. Regardless of the hand he was dealt he adapted and persevered. He was a devoted husband and father. His legacy will live on. Rest In Peace my friend and brother.

Posted by John Finch - San Antonio, TX - friend   February 05, 2020

Condolences to the family. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the few times that we spend with Brad. We also enjoyed reading his music blog which allowed his thoughtfulness to shine through.

Posted by Ana Garces - Coppell, TX - Family Friend   February 04, 2020

Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. I have very fond memories of our days in the Fraternity at Missouri State University. I shall always remember his winning the car in a miniature golf tournament and how excited he was in doing so! Brad was always very positive and he always knew how to have a good time. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Dave Janicke - Saint Louis, MO - friend   February 04, 2020

So sorry to learn of Brad's passing. He was an true Benefits professional in the period of time I was privileged to work with him here in San Antonio. Also, a committed husband and father in the interactions we observed at Coker UMC. Our sincere condolences to Linda and his daughters.

Posted by Scott Ray - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   February 03, 2020

To Linda and the Hickman family -
You have our deepest sympathy and we are keeping you in our prayers.
Evelyn & Pat Ludford

Posted by Evelyn Ludford - Suwanee, GA - Friend   February 03, 2020

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