John “JP” Patrick Hickey

May 3, 1947 - September 18, 2022

05/03/1947 - 09/18/2022

Past Services

Thursday September 22, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Friday September 23, 2022
11:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday September 23, 2022
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions

John “JP” Patrick Hickey, 75, of Wheeling, WV passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Liza’s Place – Valley Hospice Care South in Wheeling, WV surrounded by family and friends.

Born May 3, 1947 in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late John Leo and Gertrude (Wetzel) Hickey.

Residing in Wheeling WV, John loved spending time with family, friends, and his pets. After attending Wheeling Central Catholic High School, he served his country through the US Army Special Forces and in Vietnam where he earned several honors and medals. After his military service, he returned to Wheeling where he followed in his fathers footsteps and became a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 83 in 1971. In 1986, John was elected Business Manager of Local 83 where he was proud to serve the membership until his retirement in 2010.

Surviving are his sister Mary Carol (Byrd) Crawford of Naples, FL and his children; Carol Ann (Rod) Williamson and their children, Cole and Ryleigh Williamson of Wilmington, NC; Jill Marie (Bill) Konkle and their children, Jason, Gianna and Elah-Grace Konkle; Allison Lynn Hickey; Brian Patrick (Mindy) Hickey and their children Colton Patrick, Caleb John and Gavin Wayne Hickey, as well as his beloved dogs Remi Lynn and Andre Lewis Hickey.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5-7pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV. John’s life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on National Road in Wheeling, WV with Father Carlos presiding. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place – Valley Hospice Care Center South by visiting (click here)

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Ronald Calissie
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of JP passing. I was out of town. I worked with him at Local 83. He was a good man and I always enjoyed spending time with him. Prayers for his family.

Mary Ann and Jim Errickson
1 year ago

Jim and I are sending love and hugs to you all. I know JP will be so missed by his beautiful family and his friends. Even though we are not there with you in person you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sad but can’t help but think there is a great party going on in heaven and some very special people, with JP, are thinking of Allison, Carol, Jill and Brian and all the family. So glad we could take part on line during the Mass.

Martin Noone
1 year ago

It is with a Sad Heart that I learned of the Death of John Hickey.John was Truly a “Mans Man”.He was Dedicated to Every Organization, He Volunteered for, took an Oath too,or was Elected too. I will Truly miss driving through Local Union’s 83 Jurisdiction and not have the Opportunity to call or talk to John Hickey. May He Rest In Peace and Eternal Light shine a pond Him 🥲🙏❤️🍀

Lisa Bradfield
1 year ago

My condolences to the whole family. It’s never easy loosing a parent but please know that we are here for you, Carol. 💔

Sally & Chris Bowie
1 year ago

Prayers and Sympathy to all the family. Chris and Sally Bowie. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

john vensel
1 year ago

R.I.P. JP, My old Friend. You brought honor to the uniform you wore & the sacrifice you made for our Country’s Freedom. My deepest condolences & sympathy to your family!

Dan & B.J. Fonte
1 year ago

We would like to offer our sympathy and prayers to John’s family and friends in this sorrowful time. I had the pleasure to work with John over the years as my contemporary in the U.A. We had a special bond that will live with me forever. Rest In Peace my Brother.

Dennis R. Albaugh
1 year ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of “JP”. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Patrick Hickey, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John Patrick Hickey, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Donald Manthey
1 year ago

I am praying for all of you that you may find strength and love in each other as you grieve and celebrate JP’s life. Remember he is always with you in each story and in each thought or mannerism. I was only privileged to know him through the Movement and the card he carried in his wallet said so much of his great character! Peace love and light to you all!