Robert M. Wickman, 88, most recently of Central Point, Oregon passed away on November 20, 2019 at Farmington Square Memory Care in Medford, Oregon.
Robert was born September 31, 1931 in Dodge City, Kansas to Joyce Wendell Wickman and Mildred Francis (Kimbrell) Wickman. As a young boy he and his brother, Maury, spent time with his maternal grandparents, parents, and cousins on their sprawling wheat farm outside of Dodge City, Kansas. Robert’s grandfather, William Kimbrell was also the Chief of Police of Dodge City from 1919 to 1921. Robert moved from Kansas to Grants Pass, Oregon with his parents when he was six years old. Later they would settle in Medford where he graduated from Medford High School in 1949. His brother, Maury, was killed in action in the Pacific Arena during World War II.
Robert married Joanne Grace (Campbell) who survives on March 17, 1956 at the First Methodist Church in Medford, Oregon.
Robert and his father purchased Medford Plate Glass & Mirror Co. in 1952 and ran it as a family business working with his parents and later his two sons. He retired in 2000. He was active in many organizations and gave his time to the Lions, Rotary, Elks, Ducks Unlimited, Medford Gun Club and Medford Parks department. Robert volunteered with the Medford Police Department and St. Vincent DePaul. He was happiest outdoors, hunting and fishing. Bob loved his animals, especially his horses and dogs. Robert is survived by his wife, Joanne and two sons, Maury Wickman of Portland and Mark Wickman of Central Point. His daughter, Teresa preceded him in death. He leaves behind 3 granddaughters and 3 great-grandchildren. In lieu of a service, donations can be made to the Southern Oregon Humane society.