Maurice William Bickel 1915-2002 Obituary

Maurice William Bickel, 86, of Rock Cave, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Bickel was born Oct. 2, 1915, at Pickens, a son of the late Homer E. and Myrtle D. Long Bickel.

On Jan. 9, 1956, he married Della Virginia Talbott Bickel of Rock Cave.

Surviving are two sons, David William Bickel and wife, Sheryl, of Rock Cave, and Clyde Cleo Bickel and wife, Edith, of Rock Cave; four grandchildren, Sarah M. Bickel, David W. Bickel II, Michael C. Bickel and Christopher B. Bickel, all of Rock Cave.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Bickel, Algie M. Bickel and Monell Freeman; and one brother, Othie Bickel.

He was a woodsman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the DAV, Chapter 36 at Carter and a member of the Canaan Church at Canaan.

Friends will be received at Tomblyn-whitescarver Funeral Chapel Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Long officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery.

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