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Robert Wesley Hickcox
December 15, 1931 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Robert Wesley Hickcox, of Middletown, husband of Evelyn (Lewis) Hickcox for sixty-six years, passed away on December 20, 2023, at the age of 92, surrounded by his family. Born in New Britain on December 15, 1931, he was the son of the late T. Wesley and Margaret (Clark) Hickcox.
Bob graduated from New Britain High School in 1949 and the University of Connecticut in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1953 to 1955. Bob was employed mostly in the field of banking with the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company and later with the City Savings Bank where he was a Vice President and Chief Mortgage Officer. While at City Savings Bank, he received a commendation from the FBI for tracking a bank robber on foot, and actively assisting the local police in his capture and return of the money. Bob was an active church member at the First Church of Christ Congregational in Middletown and served as a deposit committee member, a deacon, and an usher. Prior to First Church, he was an active member of South Congregational Church in Middletown where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
Bob was known for his sense of humor, work ethic, and integrity. He was gracious and fair to all people and devoted to helping those in need. Bob and his wife Evelyn were enthusiastic square dancers for many years and loved their road trips in the United States, and tours of Europe. Bob was devoted to family connection and he and Evelyn enjoyed time with their siblings and their extended families; camping trips and games with their children; and playing, talking, and learning with their grandchildren. He had a life-long love of reading books (in both English and Spanish) and engaging with sports, including playing softball, coaching little league, attending nearly all his children’s sporting events, golfing, walking for miles with his buddies well into his 80s, and always cheering for the UCONN Huskies.
Along with his wife Evelyn, Bob is survived by his sister Nancy Slauenwhite; his brother Michael and wife Alys; son David and his wife Maria Corazon; daughter Rebecca and her husband Alan Wild, daughter Mary and her husband David Kern, grandchildren Olivia, Kara, Corinne, Georgine, and Jonathan, and great granddaughter, Mariaya. Along with his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Ronald Slauenwhite.
A memorial service will be held at the First Church of Christ Congregational in Middletown on Friday, January 12th, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be a private ceremony in the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery, in Middletown. If desired, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown, CT where he volunteered (via their website or mailed to Amazing Grace Pantry, P.O. Box 398, Middletown, CT 06457 Attn: Kim). To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.