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James Wayne "Bo" Hickey
February 5, 1956 - June 28, 2022

James Wayne “Bo” Hickey of Trumann, departed this life Tuesday, June 28th 2022 at his residence at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 23 days. He was born Sunday, February 5th 1956 in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime in the Bay and Trumann area.  He graduated from Bay High School in 1974 and was of Baptist faith.     Big Bo was a retired general contractor and was the fleet mechanic at Delta EMS Ambulance Service in Trumann. In his younger years, he served his community as a police officer with the Trumann Police Department, later becoming a deputy sheriff with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office.       Big Bo never met a stranger. He would make his rounds each day starting at the ambulance base, then to Quality Farm, O’Reilly’s, and back to the base. He was always willing to share his wisdom or lend a hand to anyone in need.  He enjoyed working on old automobiles, building his gyrocopters, and was the best fisherman around. His family was his heart and he loved spending time with his granddaughter Olivia and his son Bo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Marie Hickey, and one brother, Michael Hickey.       He is survived by one brother, Steve (Vickie) Hickey of Bay; one sister, Patricia Smith of Bay; one son, James Wayne “Bo” Hickey II (Jade) of Trumann; one granddaughter, Olivia Hickey of Bay; two bonus granddaughters, Marlena Hipsher of Bay and Kayla Huntley (D.J.) of Harrisburg; and his best friend, Shannon Smith of Trumann.      Family will receive friends to celebrate the life of Big Bo at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th at Northeast Arkansas Baptist Church, 601 Flossie Dr. in Trumann, AR. Services will begin at 6 p.m. with Brother John Dillinger officiating.       Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th at Bolivar Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR, with the procession leaving Thompson's Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m.     Pallbearers include John Cook, Dale Parker, Jeremy Winkles, Jason Vick, Paul Keith, and Haley Latham.  Honorary Pallbearers are Shannon Smith, Greg Green, Dakota McGee, Tim Easter, Greg Haner, Chris Burton, and employees of Delta EMS Ambulance Service.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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July 5, 2022
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Northeast Arkansas Baptist Church
601 N Willow Rd
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

July 5, 2022
06:00 PM

Northeast Arkansas Baptist Church
601 N Willow Rd
Trumann, AR 72472

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Graveside Service

July 6, 2022
10:00 AM

Bolivar Cemetery

Harrisburg, AR 72432

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  1. KIMBERLY K TAYLOR, Trumann says

    Rest in Peace, Bo Hickey.

  2. Rhonda Hollos, Oklahoma says

    Rhonda Moore, Hollis. I can’t believe he is gone.

  3. Bryan Smith, says

    I love ya uncle Bo fly high until we meet again!

  4. Nick, Austin, AR. 72007 says

    Very sorry to hear this news. I have known Bo for 50 + years amd I last saw him back in May of this year. I always considered him as a friend and a good person. Prayers for the family, friend and co-workers.

  5. BETTY REEVES, Trumann, Ar says

    Bo where do I start, you always light up the room when you came in with your humor. This family will miss you, you were a very great person and never met a stranger and always there to help anybody. Fly High Bo you will be greatly missed

  6. Alfred Barnhill, Jonesboro says

    R I P Bo

  7. Teresa Yancey Orrick, Horseshoe Bend AR says

    Prayers for the family. Bo was a friend, always smiling and happy at school. Have several good memories of him.

  8. Bob Rusher, Bay,Ar. says

    So sorry for the loss.May the Lord give each and everyone comfort and peace…

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