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 www.TMCFunding.com (click here)