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William Nelson Hickey

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Jan. 22, 1947 – Feb. 10, 2019

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William “Bill” Nelson Clayton Hickey passed away after a short illness on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. William Nelson was born Jan. 22, 1947, in Amarillo to Daniel Harbert Hickey Jr. and Virginia Nelson Hickey. He graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts and completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree . He continued his education with the Southern Methodist University Masters of Tax Law. William Nelson practiced for 43 years in estate planning and tax law in San Antonio.

Bill was an avid tennis player and ranked second in the state in high school. He also served in the Army National Guard. He was a long-standing founding member of the Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club since 1978. Bill thoroughly enjoyed his golf with the guys six days a week and after a couple of “Hickeys” in the MLR. One of his favorite places to be was at the Lake House with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Mary Jo; brothers Daniel Hickey III (Jan) and David Craven Hickey (Ellie); daughters Shannon L. Bailey (Patrick and Jack), Jennifer L. Hickey and Katherine Hickey (Riley); grandson Nelson Reiley Fields; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Sergio Cano and sister-in-law Theresa.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in San Antonio. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Bill’s life, please visit and select obituaries.

Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.