Roy “Pops” Sickman, 75, Plymouth, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 15, 2019, after a long health battle.
He was born in LaPorte to Max and Mary Jane (Hamman) Sickman and was one of eight children, seven boys and one girl. He married Sandy at the First United Church of Christ in Plymouth on June 26, 1970. Onto the union two children would be born, Marikay and Joey.
He grew up working very hard to enjoy the best things in life with his family. He was the proudest father, celebrating every success of his children and grandchildren, always taking a moment to brag about them with everyone he met. He never met a stranger and was always welcoming new friendships; he enjoyed his time sharing the word of God and fellowship with everyone he met.
Pops enjoyed mother nature and all of her gifts; he was always outdoors doing something such as tending to his tomato gardens or his favorite pastime, fishing. Pops also had a knack for catching turtles for all the kids and neighbors to see.
He left his legacy by teaching those around him. He taught and coached co-ed softball and bowling, as well as fishing, baking, and cooking to the next generation. Pops was also a racecar driver, spending many nights on the Plymouth Asphalt Track.
Although his family meant the world to him, his pride came from helping others. He also felt needed when he was helping out his family, neighbors, and soon-to-be friends. You could always find him at a town fish fry or out to breakfast with his bride of 49 years, Sandy.
He is survived by his wife: Sandy, Plymouth; a daughter: Marikay DeCrow and her husband Terry Scott, Bourbon; his son: Joey Sickman, Plymouth; his sister: Nancy Kinder, Florida; granddaughter: Kylah (Quinn) Brown and their daughter Evelyn Grace; granddaughter Darian Scott and her children: Shianne, Ayden, Maya, and Nathan; granddaughter Casey (Dillon) Mullen; granddaughter Megan Scott; his canine companion Charlie and his cat Angel; many nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members, friends, and not yet met friends also survive.
He is proceeded in death by his parents: Max and Mary Jane; his brothers: Red, Frank, Lowell, Bobby, David, and Duke; and his son-in-law, SSG. Justin M. DeCrow, who lost his life in the Fort Hood tragedy on Nov. 5, 2009.
Friends and not yet met friends are encouraged to attend a celebration and remembrance of Pops at 5 p.m. July 26, at the Parkside Community Church, 225 S. Michigan St. Argos, IN 46501 with a time of fellowship and refreshments afterward.
In lieu of flowers donations to the family are appreciated.