James A. Hickson, 80, of Salem, went to be with the Lord, Monday September 7, 2020. James was a union carpenter for over 50 years and taught the apprenticeship carpenter class.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Teresa Maxey Hickson; brothers, Alvin and Robert C. Hickson; children James A. Hickson, Jr. and Kimberly Dawn Hickson.
James is survived by his wife Patricia Hickson; daughter, Sharon Gray and husband Reggie; Pat’s son Jamie Phillips and wife Marie; grandchildren, Jordan Gray, Devin Phillips, and Emily Phillips; brother, Marvin Hickson; sister-in-law Peggy Hickson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Simpson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clay Dalton officiating, interment will follow services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service time. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. (540)366-0707.