Richard Lee Bickle

Services for retired Staff Sgt. Richard Lee Bickle will be at noon Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Interment with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Bickle died Nov. 24, 2013. He was born March 8, 1955, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Green Webster “Dub” Bickle and Patty Joyce Eden-Bickle. He was raised and educated in Phoenix and graduated from North High School, the class of 1974.

Mr. Bickle served in the U.S. Army from October 1974 until his retirement in October 1994.

Survivors include his beautiful children, a son, Master Sgt. Joel Richard Bickle and his three children, and a daughter, Sarah Marie Bickle of Copperas Cove, both children of Deborah Sue Bickle; his mother, Patty Joyce Bickle; his sister, Susan Osborn and family of Boulder, Colo.; his lovely wife, Vida Bickle, of Kursenai, Lithuania; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.org.

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