Daniel Mack Dan Dickerson, 86, a one and only original, was born March 16, 1926, in Merryville, LA to John Joseph and Effie McDonald Dickerson and passed away May 17, 2012, in Groves, TX. Daniel was a long-time resident of Lumberton and a four year resident of Beaumont, prior to living in Groves. Mr. Dickerson served as a US Army Military Policeman in the Rhineland/European Theatre during WW II and retired as a maintenance supervisor from Dupont. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012, at The Apostolic Church in Beaumont, officiated by Pastor Jonathan Elms and Reverend Marvin Cole. The committal service will follow at 2:30 p.m., in Merryville Cemetery, Merryville, LA. A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Claybar Kelley- Watkins Funeral Home. Mr. Dickerson is survived by his wife, Trudy Henderson Dickerson; son, Dennis Ray Dickerson; daughter, Tyanna Herford; and son, Daniel Mack Dickerson, Jr.; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grand- children; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katie Aline Jones Dickerson; his parents; his sisters, Dolores, Penny, and Carmelete; and his brother, Olen.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 19, 2012