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James Edward Bicknell

May 27, 1936 — October 12, 2023

Hot Springs Village

James Edward Bicknell entered into the presence of his Lord October 12, 2023. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 27, 1936, Jim was the son of Yatemon and Nellie (Mauck) Bicknell.

After graduating from Ben Davis High School in 1954, Jim attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1959 and began his career with Allison Transmissions in Indianapolis. Jim married Patsy J. Gallahan on December 7, 1957.

The family moved to Texas in 1968, and in 1972 Jim began working for Stewart & Stevenson in the Houston area. Following his retirement in 1996, Jim and Patsy made their home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. There, Jim volunteered with the Computer Club and was an avid bridge player. They were members of Village Bible Church, Hot Springs, where for many years Jim participated in the Bible Study Fellowship and served as a deacon. He was a member of
Speedway (Indiana) Masonic Lodge #500 F&AM for over 63 years and received his Award of Gold in March of 2010.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Susan E. Bicknell of Arlington, Texas and a son, Stuart E. Bicknell (Ann Marie) of Fishers, Indiana and three grandchildren, Drew, Grace and Adeline. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Bicknell Essig of Brownsburg, Indiana, and nieces, Leigh Anne Johnson of Avon, and Lynne Throop also of Brownsburg, Indiana. Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patsy on April 3, 2020, after a marriage of 63 years.

Jim will be remembered as a faithful husband, wonderful father and grandfather, as well as a beloved brother. He was loved by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed.

Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 18, at 2:00 PM at Village Bible Church, 100 Ponderosa Way,  Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Teen Challenge of Hot Springs, Bible Study Fellowship at Village Bible Church, or the Good Samaritan Society of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  

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