Thursday, November 20, 2008

Howard Glenn Bickford, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born May 5, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Elijah E. and Leora (Luney) Bickford. On June 17, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gertie "Marie" Galyen, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Jerry Bickford and his wife, Stephanie, of Cassville, and John Bickford, of Purdy; three brothers, Charlie Bickford, Wayne Bickford and James Henry Bickford, all of Cassville; two sisters, Mary Rena Skelton, of Pineville, and Wilma June Davis, of Lawton, Okla.; and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Wilma June, and a son, Thomas.

He received his education at Mineral Springs. He was a life-long resident of Cassville. For 19 years he was employed with Forest Products and worked at Fastrip three years. He was a member of Blessing Heights Worship Center, Cassville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jack Freeman will conduct the services. Burial will be at Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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