SMSgt Steven R. Bickham, Sr., (Ret.)

July 27, 1965 - October 6, 2015

SMSgt Steven R. Bickham, Sr. (Ret.), age 50, of Allen, Texas, passed away October 6, 2015. Steven was born July 27, 1965, in Franklinton, Louisiana, to Moses and Nolean (Fortenberry) Bickham. He married Charlette Barlow on September 9, 1994, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Steven proudly served in the United States Air Force retiring as a SMSgt. He enjoyed playing golf, basketball, flag football and other sports over his career. Steven was a member of the Potter’s House North in Frisco, Texas where he was a Deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Charlette Bickham of Allen, Texas; daughter, Courtney Alvarez also of Allen; sons, Byron Weary and wife, Domique of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and SSgt Steven Bickham, Jr. and wife, Jamika of Sheppard AFB, Texas; grandchildren, Ladarian Weary, Tayshaun Weary, Christian Weary, Cameron Weary, and Janiya Bickham; mother, Nolean Bickham of Franklinton, Louisiana; and siblings, Jerry Bickham and wife, Grisselda, Rick Bickham and wife, Debra, Mary Katherine Barker and husband, Burdell, Phylliss Bickham, Patricia Harvey and husband, Terrance, Sandra Robertson and husband, J. T., Tracy McMasters and husband, Reginald, and Vicki Jackson and husband, Keith.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at The Potter’s House of North Dallas, 10501 Main St., Frisco, Texas, 75035. Interment will follow at 2:15 p.m., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD KEEP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU AND GIVE YOU COMFORT. BE BLESSED AND BE STRONG. GOD'S GOT YOU..... ARTHUR & DONOBBRA McGee, October 14, 2015 You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow and give you peace! Richard Stagg, October 13, 2015 My Condolences to the Family. Shedrick Magee, October 11, 2015 I feel like I was hit by a truck with his loss. Steve was one of the greatest people I have ever known and I was blessed to have him as a friend. A man of strong integrity and character, an inspiration to so many, myself included. I'll miss you brother! My deepest condolances to Steve's family...I am truly sorry for your loss. John Wray, October 10, 2015 May the Peace of God sustain you during this difficult time. Dorrie Johnson, October 9, 2015 Love you all and I'm praying for you all strength and may God continue to lift you all burden Deborah Bickham, October 9, 2015 May God Bless the family and bring comfort and strengthen Winzlo & Carnell Tate, October 9, 2015 know that our prayers are with the family. Jackie tate, October 8, 2015 Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deacon Beckham will be truly missed. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Deacon Clarence and Lady Debra Watkins, October 8, 2015 My Condolences and prayers for the family. May he rest in peace with God. Working with Steve at ES&S was always a bright spot in my day. He will be missed. Eric Smith, October 8, 2015 With our Heartfelt Sympathy. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you and the family peace that surpasses all understanding. Jerry & Sherry Hawkins, October 8, 2015 May it comfort you to know that you have a guardian angel watching over you. Steven will be missed dearly. May God bless you all during this difficult time. Rose Dykes-Hunt, October 8, 2015 You have our deepest sympathy during this sad time. Rita & J W Hawthorne , October 7, 2015