Anthony Howard Hickman 38, of East Palestine, tragically left this world early Saturday morning. He was in an automobile accident late Friday night, August 6, 2021, on Rt 517 in the Village of Lisbon. He was such a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. Tony will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He will always be remembered by all of those he touched in his short life. His kindness and gentle spirit will always be remembered. He was born on March 23, 1983, in Salem, the son of Rick D. Hickman Sr. and Deborah Jo (Robinson) Hickman Schreffler. Tony, or more affectionately known as T-Man, Tuna, T-Bone, Hicky Stick and Uncle Tony. He has been a lifetime county resident and attended Crestview, East Palestine, and then went on to graduate from David Anderson High School in 2001. Tony was currently employed at NVR as a forklift operator in Darlington, Pa. He also had worked at Ryan Homes and Boak and Sons in Austintown. Tony was a very popular person, and had many friends. His magnetic personality made it easy for him to make new friends. He was a big prankster and could sit back, keep a straight face watching the results. Tony was very big into sports of all kinds. It all started when he was younger then move into various high school sports. He continued on and played in the softball league in Salem and Austintown. A member of a bowling league as well as a recreational golfer. He was a huge fan of Florida Gators as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Atlanta Braves. If Saliva, Slipknot, or Korn had a concert anywhere close, you just might find him there. His style of music may not have agreed with everyone, but he liked it and enjoyed every bit of it. Tony also was an avid fisherman and loved getting out on the water to find those big fish. He always found time to be with his family. He was the true “Go to guy” of the family. No matter how busy he was, there was time to make special memories with his nieces and nephews. In addition to his father of Salem and mother of Lisbon, Tony is survived by siblings; Rick D. (Jan Menough) Hickman Jr. and Rachel Lynn Hickman all of Salem and Briana Payge (Jerry Duty) Schreffler of Midland, Pa., Stepbrother; Gene Allen Foster (Shawn Marie) Schreffler of Lisbon, stepsisters; Samantha Clair (Chad) Davidson of Negley and Jeanie Marie Schreffler of East Liverpool, nephew; Norman Schreffler and nieces; Hayle Schreffler and Shealynn Duty, step nephews; Gaige and Tyler Carman. He was preceded in death by his step-father; Merle Leroy Schreffler III. A Celebration of Life Service will be observed on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 3 PM at the Lisbon Assembly God Church with Pastor Greg Pennington officiating. A time of visitation will be from Noon to 3 PM Saturday at the church (39442 SR 517, Lisbon, Ohio 44432) A private family burial will take place in Lisbon Cemetery on Monday. The family has requested that donations be mailed to the funeral home (POB 113, Salem, Ohio 44460) or made Saturday at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
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