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James Hickinbotham Sr. Obituary

James W. Hickinbotham Sr.
James W. Hickinbotham Sr.

February 18, 1937 - May 31, 2020
Born in St. Louis, Missouri
Resided in King City, California
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James Wesley Hickinbotham Sr. February 18, 1937 to May 31, 2020 Born in St. Louis, Missouri and Died in Salinas, California.

Preceded in death by both his parents William “Bill” and Kelly, his son Earl, his grandson Jessie, his great grandson Elijah, and many other family members.

Survived by his wife Pat Hickinbotham and life partner/soulmate Tina Snow; his children James Jr., Lois, and Lisa; his 9 grandchildren Michael, Kiko, Kimiko, Aaron, Earl Jr., Solomon, Faith, Destiny, and Miracle; and 4 great grandchildren Edward, Aiden, Koen, and Zain.

Big Jim was a self taught gunsmith and passionate hunter and fisherman. He loved his family, and he enjoyed telling his riveting life stories to whomever would listen. He will be deeply missed, always carried in our hearts, and we pray for the day we see him again. Thank you Grandpa for showing us how Love changes and prevails.




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Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901