Douglas Sam Bickenbach

January 2, 1920 - December 16, 2015

Douglas Sam Bickenbach of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away December 16, 2015 at the age of 95. He was born January 2, 1920 to Sam E. Bickenbach and Agnes (Lambie) Bickenbach in Aurora, Colorado. Douglas grew up in Colorado and the Los Angeles, California area before moving to McKinney in the late 1940’s. He married Daisy Douglas on April 15, 1943 at Pepperdine University in California. Douglas served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a minister for the Church of Christ serving most recently in Westminster, Texas. Douglas was also a manager of Southwest Spring Company in Dallas for over thirty years. He enjoyed horseback riding and spending time with his family.

Douglas is survived by his son, Mark Bickenbach and wife Anita of Van Alstyne, Texas; grandsons, Jason Bickenbach and wife Shannon, Jared Bickenbach and wife Leslie, and Justin Bickenbach and wife Samantha; great-grandchildren, Payton Bickenbach, Landrie Bickenbach, Mason Bickenbach, Andie Bickenbach, and Konleigh Bickenbach; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Tom Bickenbach, and sister, Daisy Scheckles.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2015 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen with Frank Morgan officiating. The interment is to follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mark and Family, I pray that God will send you comfort in this difficult time of sorrow. It is a joy to have kown Doug. A man of kindness and love, but most of all a man of God. What a blessing just to know him. Rebecca Yates (McDonald) REBECCA YATES, December 21, 2015 Our condolences to your and your family; your Dad is a very special and sweet man and your parents were always treasured as friends by my parents and the memories of long ago are very wonderful memories to have been a part of. Our prayers are with you and your family. Kathy Moore(Stanley), December 19, 2015 Doug was such a joy to be around. Always smiling. Prayers for his sweet family. God bless you all. Denice Burnside Webb, December 17, 2015 One of the greatest men I have ever known and one of the most important in my life. I tried to model my life as a preacher on Doug. The Church will truly miss his kind of preacher and Christian. Prayers for Mark and all the family. We hope to meet again in that heavenly home. love Mike Douglas, December 17, 2015