Born: November 28, 1888, Marionville, Missouri.
Died: February 25, 1968, Lakeland, Florida.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida.
Roger was the son of William Granville Hickman, and husband of Irene Talley.
He moved to Independence, Missouri, at age 16, and studied music with instructors in Kansas City.
He came to Christ at age 20, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his wife. They served in the evangelism field together until her death in 1942.
Roger went on to serve as music and Christian education director at churches in Louisiana and Florida. He headed the Music Department at the Baptist Bible Institute in Lakeland, Florida (1949–53), and wrote over 100 Gospel songs.
He and Arthur McKee compiled the first volume of Tabernacle Hymns in 1916.
If you know where to get a good photo of Hickman (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?