Timothy Allen Bickham
Timothy Allen Bickham, born in Carrolton, Mo. Jun. 26, 1953 passed away Feb. 20, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at St Lukes East Hospital.
Tim was a life long Lee’s Summit resident. He is survived by his wife Mickey, son Michael and wife Michelle, brothers Tom Bickham, Leo Michael Bickham, and sisters Dianna Whitehouse (Dick) and Cathy Lilleston (Ken), father & mother in-law Herman and Helen Kirn, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tim was preceeded in death by his parents Anita & Leo Bickham, sister Jeanette Basantz (Vernon), sisters-in-law Sandy Bickham and Kathy Kirn, and Mickey’s grandparents, Clyde & Martha Langston and Mary Kirn.
Tim was grateful for times with family and friends. He enjoyed visiting, playing cards and occasional work related activities, like cutting down trees at the family farm with his father-in law. He was known for making people laugh. Once his health issues limited his activity, Tim truly missed trips to the farm, visiting Illinois and Missouri cousins, and taking part in activities such as Corporate Challenge. He loved being around others, even if it wasn’t his favorite hobby, bowling. Summit Lanes was his home away from home, the one place he could go and almost forget he was diabetic for a few hours. His family is grateful Tim had this outlet over the years and are thankful to all those who made it a pleasant experience, including the Thursday night guys, for over four decades.
Tim’s family would like to thank the various health teams at St. Luke’s East Hospital that did an incredible job during his final hours. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 26, at Langsford Funeral home.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700.)