William Blake Hicklin


William Blake Hicklin, infant son of Gabe Hicklin and Kelly Williams-Hicklin, passed away Friday afternoon, April 26, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. William was born December 27, 2023, in Joplin, Missouri.

William was a shining light with his little smile, red hair and blue eyes. He would light up the room so much. We had just a short time with such an amazing little boy.

Survivors include his parents, Gabe and Kelly; his sisters, Georgia and Isabelle Hicklin; his maternal grandparents, Kimberly Bray (Mark) and John Williams; paternal grandmother, Shawna Hicklin; and many extended family and friends.


Memorial services will be held 3 pm, Friday, May 3, 2024, at Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.