After a brief battle with cancer, Billy Wayne Hickson, 69, left to be with our Lord and Savior May 26, 2018 in Seven Points. From his birth in Rotan July 16, 1948 to his death, he nourished people around him with love, laughter and any assistance he could provide. He was born in Rotan to Roy Hickson and Billie Ruth Massey. Billy was a carpenter by trade, learning at a very early age. In adulthood, Billy was a contractor and owner of Hickson Custom Homes and Construction. His primary place of business was in the Cedar Creek Lake area, but he built houses all over the North Texas region. Billy had a very competitive spirit and enjoyed golf, soccer, bowling and Texas Hold’em. Billy married Janice Dupree Sept. 20, 1985 in Rockwall. Billy was preceded in death by his grandparents Norris and Oma Hickson, Granville and Jessie May Barron, father Roy Hickson and stepmother Betty Stretch. Billy is survived by his wife Janice, mother Billie Ruth Massey, children Misty Hickson Rhodes and husband Tony, sons Timmy Wayne Hickson, Danny Lynn Hickson and Alan Lee Hickson and wife Stephanie, stepdaughter Jennifer Artzt and stepson Richard Roebuck and wife Severina, brothers Gene Hickson and wife Dawn, Johnny Hickson and wife Vicki, Alton Ray Hickson, sisters Belinda Dewitt, Gale Crawford, Rowena Hollaway, Candice White, grandchildren David Rhoads, Crystal Hickson Lunn, Arron Hickson, Rebekah Hickson, Ethan Hickson, Austin Roebuck, Kayla Roebuck, Billy Malone, Ashley McNair, Cody Artzt, Garrett Artzt, five great-grandchildren Zoey and Brayley Lunn, Barrett Malone, Barrett Lunn and Aiden Artzt and many nieces and nephews. Billy will be remembered as a happy and helpful man in the various communities and organizations he served. Funeral services were held May 30, 2018 under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City with Brother Paul McKinney officiating.