Gary V. Bickham

May 12, 1935 ~ July 24, 2020 (age 85)


Gary Vincent Bickham, age 85, died on July 24, 2020.  Gary was born on May 12, 1935 to Frank Hunter Bickham and Anna Starry.  He was born and raised in Corpus Christi. Gary attended Ray High School and later went to work for CPL for 25 years.

Gary married, Trudie Gordy, in 1952 and remained married for 67 years until her passing in September 2019.  Gary had 3 children, Gary Bickham Jr, Neil Alan Bickham and Dena Gayle Bickham. He had 1 granddaughter, Rianna Bickham. Gary loved his children and granddaughter and looked forward to their family time.

Gary's passion was the steel guitar.  He started at the age of 6 and by the time he was 12, he was playing on the local radio stations.  He played with several different bands, one which later became Ray Price's Band.  He loved fishing and would rarely miss an opportunity to go fishing with his Dad.  His Dad was his best friend and he cherished every moment spent with him.

Gary was a wonderful man with a huge heart.  His strong faith in God helped him face every situation with positivity, knowing everything would work out.  He wasn't one to worry; he left everything in God's hands.  He led many of his friends to Christ during his time on this earth.
Gary was a devoted husband, dedicated Father and grandfather and a great friend to many.

He is survived by his three children Gary Bickham Jr (Radonna), Neil Alan Bickham and Dena Gayle Bickham (James Harrell) and granddaughter.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Frank Hunter Bickham Jr.  He will remain in our hearts forever.  He will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to the Del Cielo Hospice Group, Dr. Stephen Barth for being available and helping us through this entire last month and Dr. Dan Dubberly for showing his support.

Visitation will be held at Seaside Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 between 6-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Due to COVID 19 masks are required to attend services.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 7/30/2020 at 09:55 AM, Central Standard Time.

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Funeral Service
July 30, 2020

10:00 AM
Seaside Funeral Home Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Video is available for this event


Seaside Memorial Park
4357 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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