Monte Weir " Raw Te" Hickman
Dec 12, 1952 – Jul 23, 2018
Monte W. Hickman or better known as Raw Te,age 65 departed this life on Monday July 23, 2018. He was born in Washington,
DC. He graduated from Woodward School in DC and joined a band in New York playing Guitar and singing. He moved to Sierra Leone (FreeTown), West Africa where he was a co-star of TV show called The Uncle Tamba Show. He has lived in Dayton, Oh, Oakland, CA and made his final home in Des Moines, WA. While in Dayton, OH he met his devoted Wife Deborah, also an Artist born in Washington, DC. They met working at Rikes Department Store and it was love at first site. They married and established Charm Enterprises in 1980 playing music in the Bay Area for 10 years. Monte was a musicians’ musician. He loved the excitement of playing live music and everyone loved being around him as he was always smiling and bringing fun to any event!
Monte relocated his family to Des Moines, WA in 1988 with our Cousin Nolan Henderson who now lives in Canada. He spent years working at Pony Express and 12 years with his Barghausen Consulting Engineer Family in Tukwila, WA. He loved his Mariners and SeaHawks as his birthday is 12/12 truly being the 12th Man. His song Guitar Cry 1 is number 12 on the Best of the Best of West CD presented by Rock The Blues. He has worked with Rob Hursh 29 Live where his song Blues Dream was aired. He recorded Blu-Z Dream shortly afterwards.
Monte is preceded in death by his parents Monte and Edna Hickman. He leaves to cherish his memory his Wife Deborah, Sons Steven E. Pegs and Leonard “LT” Pegs of Edmonds, WA along with 7 Grandchildren and 1 Great GrandSon. Special memories with ALL his cousins “The Hill Family” Washington, DC. Brother and Sister in Law Charles and Mariko Pegs of Los Angeles, CA., Cousin Nolan Henderson of Canada. His special friends, Gary Draper, Frank Stainless Steel, both from Seattle, WA and Darryl ” Z Funk” Fields, Las Vegas, NV.
His love was laughter….and his songs will play forever……….
(The Family is preparing a special Celebration of his Life .Pease visit this site for updates.)
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