Charlie Hickox

Charlie Hickox

Charles R. Hickox Jr., long time resident of Dallas, TX and North Hatley, Quebec, passed away on March 28th, 2020 at the age of 98. Beloved and admired by family and friends alike, Charlie Hickox lived a full and honorable life as a member of the “Greatest Generation.”

Growing up in Manhattan and Litchfield, CT he attended St. Paul’s School and Yale University, rowing on their varsity crews. Charlie joined the Marine Corps as a 2nd lieutenant and fought in the PacificTheater’s bloodiest battles. On Okinawa he was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for leading his company to their objective while wounded. In 1947 he married Edith Porter of Lake Forest, IL and was recruited by the CIA in Washington, DC. Charlie and his family moved to Dallas in 1957 where he
worked for Chance Vought Aircraft (later LTV) and later for the Self Serv Fixture Company as its CEO.

As a long time member of the Church of the Incarnation he served on the vestry, sang in the choir and spearheaded many church building projects. Charlie was elected to the Order of St John where he was instrumental in fund raising and getting physicians to volunteer at the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.

He is survived by his sons, Charles R. Hickox III (Cheryl), Gilbert P. Hickox (Susan), five grandchildren and two step grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Edith, and their daughter, Kilby Whitney.

A memorial service will be held at later date at the Church of the Incarnation with internment in North Hatley. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.