Donald “DJ” Edward Fickey (Nov 14, 1988 – Oct 3, 2016) was a father to three children and beloved brother of Amanda Shirley.
His case is a complex one. Did he commit suicide? If so, what was his reason to leave behind his three beloved children? Did someone kill DJ?
Amanda on DJ
1: What were DJ’s favorite dishes to eat?
“His absolute favorite was chicken casserole but DJ loved to eat. He was not picky at all. He absolutely loved Thanksgiving because he got the best of both worlds. Family and food. He was also a great cook.”
2: Tell us something about DJ as a father. How did he react when he learned he would be a dad?
“He was as happy as could be when he found out he was going to be a dad, even when he was expecting his twins he was on cloud nine. Even though he was scared to death because it was twins, he was still a proud father. Being a father cane naturally to DJ, he didn’t have any real challenges when it came to being a father. He had a great father and knew exactly what to do.”
3: When DJ was young, did he ever mention a dream-job or something that he wanted to become and why?
“First he wanted to be a bull rider. We talked him out of that as it was so dangerous. Then DJ started training as a MMA fighter. He loved it. And was looking forward to continuing to train for this.”
4: Did DJ play any instruments? Favorite music?
“DJ had many talents but never in a instrument. He loved all types of music from rock, to country to rap.”
5: What was his idea of the ultimate vacation? Beach, hiking, camping, etc.
“He was a outdoors man. He loved being outside so I would say camping was his favorite.”
6: Did DJ play any sports? Did he follow any on TV?
“He was a football player when he was a boy and he was the biggest Tennessee Vols fan you would ever meet. He even named one of his twin girls after Peyton Manning.”
7: How have you explained to his children what happened to their father and why?
“We have told them that a evil man killed their father and that he is now in heaven watching over all of us. We haven’t really got into the why yet as they are still so young that they don’t even understand the death or that he’s never coming back.”
8: Is there anything else you wish the world to know about your brother?
“That I miss him, his mother, his children, and so many family and friends. Life is so dull and boring without him here. He always had you laughing and was so funny. And that everyone should know that this could very easily be their brother or sister that this happened to.”
Rest in peace DJ. One day we will have all the answers.