Ernest "Jerry" Bicknell III

Ernest Jerome Bicknell III “Jerry,” 66, of Scituate, RI born February 19, 1947 passed away on July 4, 2013. Son of Ernest J. Bicknell Jr. and Fay (Rogers) Bicknell. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Beach) Bicknell, daughters Rikki Jacqueline and Jayme Suzanne, brothers Jeffrey Bicknell of Thompson, CT and Frederick “Rick” Bicknell of Kingston, RI and sister Jacqueline Logiodice of Narragansett, RI. He graduated from Cranston High School East in 1965 and Johnson and Wales in 1972, served in US Army 1966 – 1972 as a Senior Military Police in Vietnam and was a retired Grounds Maintenance Supervisor from Roger Williams Park. He worked at the park for 40 years. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. His greatest joy was playing the bass guitar in his band “King Huey and His Court.” Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday at 11:00am in the Shepard of the Valley United Methodist Church 604 Seven Mile Road (at Scituate Avenue) Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 1210 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 would be appreciated.

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Jim Norberg - 07/10/2013

I want to express my condolences to the entire Bicknell family. I have know Jerry since High School. He was a wonderful person not to mention the leader of my favorite RI. Band. Seeing the King Huey Band play was always the best of times. Jerry you will be missed.

Greg Oden - 07/10/2013

My deepest sympathy to Jerry's Family. Grew up with Jerry and his brother's and sister while attending Cranston East. Had the pleasure of attending many King Huey Group 'concerts'. Keep him close to your heart and let memories of him keep you smiling until you are all together again. God Bless.

Dennis Roach - 07/10/2013

I had the privilege of working with Jerry at RWP. He was always a class act with a smile. My deepest sympathy to his entire family. May God bless you Jerry. Those of us who knew you have already been so.

Judi Weiner White - 07/10/2013

My deepest sympathy to Jerry 's family. I went to high school with him and his siblings.mJerry always had the knack of brightening up a room with his smile and sharp sense of humor. Although it has been many years since I have been in contact with him, my friendship to him always has been in my heart and shall remain there. RIP Jerry.

Marcia Krasnoff Kaye - 07/10/2013

My sincerest condolences to your family.
I grew up with you on Lexington Avenue, Providence. We don't forget the good times.
Love & prayers to you all.

Lou DelRio - Providence PD (Ret.) - 07/10/2013

I met Jerry 20 years ago when the PPD Mounted Unit opened their horse stable in RW Park. I knew him to be a kind and giving person, who worked hard to keep the Park beautiful for everyone, and Jerry was of particular assistance to the functioning of our stable facility. We missed him when he retired and will forever be beholding to him. Wishing my condolences and respect to his family, and eternal rest in the house of God to a good, good man. RIP Jer. Thanks for everything!!

Jo-Ann Smith Barlow - 07/10/2013

I lived across the street from Jerry, on Lexington Avenue. I remember Jerry and his whole family very well. The kids in the neighborhood would get together at his house to watch the only TV in the neighborhood!!! I remember him then as being a very kind person, it is
nice to see others knew him as a kind person as well. My condolences and prays to all of you.

Tom Luther - 07/10/2013

Please accept my condolences on Jerry's passing.I have great memories of him performing,and making everyone's life a little better through his magic on stage.

Kurt Wicks - 07/10/2013

Memories of Jerry will always bring a smile to my face.Whether it was our trips with the Cranston East Football Club, competing on the gridiron,cruising in his self proclaimed batmobile or grooving to the tunes of King Huey, he was one of my favorite personalities. Condolences to Jeff, Ricky, Jackie and the entire Bicknell family.

Bob and Gail Forand - 07/11/2013

Barbara, Rikki, Jayme and family~So very sorry for your loss...may all of you be comforted by your memories and God's embrace.

Janice Lonardo Santos - 07/11/2013

My sincere condolences to all of Jerry's siblings, as well as Jerry's wife and daughters. I was there when King Huey and His Court first began performing (Wasn't it the Friendly Club in Woonsocket, summer of 66?). Great times then, and Jerry was instrumental in their continuance. He will be sorely missed.

Bill Elsbree - 07/11/2013

Sincere condolences to Ricky, Jackie, Jeff and families. Elementary school through High School good friends. Many good memories on Chestnut Ave. God Bless

Bill Glen - 07/12/2013

One of my favorite entertainers of all time. It was an honor to share a stage with him for 45 years. He will always be in my thoughts.

Dyan Oakley Dyer - 07/12/2013

The Bicknell "boys" were the big brothers that I never had. Jackie and I couldn't get away with anything:). My heart aches for Barbara and all of Jerry's family - such a huge loss. Jerry always had a smile and could make others lighten up a bit - a true gift. Maybe that's the lesson that he's left us with - to smile more and be kind.

Fred Vincent - 07/12/2013

I have known Jerry as a long time Cranston YMCA member and personal friend. We shared many talks about family and work as we enjoyed the Y and had many mutual friends from the Cranston East and Cranston West communities. Jerry was kind, funny and a pleasure to be with. His gym and pool friends at the Y will miss a truely special man. My deepest sympathies to his entire family on their great loss.
Fred Vincent

Judith Jennings Vieira - 07/13/2013

Rest in peace, Jerry. You always had a smile on your face.

Ted Kanelos - 07/13/2013

Sorry to hear about Jerry. He always had a smile and a laugh. We all shared a special time at Cranston and he,ll be missed.

Sandy Weeks - 07/14/2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. He was a great person from my home neighborhood, Eden Park, high school, Cranston East, and college. My sincere condolences to his wife, daughters, and other family members.

Deirdre Hession Cerasa - 08/27/2013

My sincere sympathy to the Bicknell family. I remember Jerry's smile and kindness from high school. "King Huey and his Court was a favorite Rhody band. May swewt memories be a blessing to you.

John Young - 11/11/2013

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Graduated with him. He was always a friendly guy

james tinkham - 05/12/2015

god bless the Bicknell family with the loss of jerry. you will be missed.

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