E. Tucker Dickerson, 83, died at his home in Memphis on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Tucker was born May 2, 1929 in Selmer, Tennessee, the son of Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Dickerson. As the son of a Methodist minister, he also lived in Paducah and Bardwell, Kentucky, Millington, Henderson and Humboldt, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Lambuth College and the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He also attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California. Tucker served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Tucker practiced law in Manchester, Tennessee, served as Coffee County General Sessions Judge, the Executive Director of the Manchester Housing Authority, a City Alderman, a member of the Planning Commission, and on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Following his term as Judge, he moved to Memphis where he practiced law for a short time before being employed by General Innkeeping Acceptance Corporation, a subsidiary of Holiday Inns. While with GIAC, he rose from in-house counsel to become president of the company, before retiring after 25 years. He served as a volunteer for Arts in the Park; Brooks Museum of Art; the Church Health Center; Hope and Healing Center; Dixon Garden and Gallery; the Pink Palace Museum; the Pink Palace Arts & Crafts Fair; and the Wonders Series. Preceding him in death was his wife, Sue Frensdorf Sondheim Dickerson. He is survived by his children Jennifer Dickerson Cook and her husband Charles of Memphis, the Rev. Earl T. Dickerson and his wife Berta of Paducah, Gregory A. Dickerson and his wife Tamara of Southaven, Steven W. Sondheim and his wife Judy Pinson of Memphis, Anne Sondheim Thompson of Memphis, and Lori Sondheim and her husband Carlos Miranda of Sacramento, California; a sister Lyda Dicus of Walnut Creek, California, sister in laws: Charlotte Bernsen of Memphis, Carolyn Dickerson of Memphis, and Nancy “Boots” Dickerson of Lexington, TN, eleven grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and many other beloved family members. The Family will receive visitors at Family Funeral Care on Friday, July 13, 2012 between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. with a family time of remembrance at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 6 p.m., at the 1st Unitarian Church, Church on the River. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Church Health Center. Family Funeral Care (901)761-8000 www.familyfuneralmemphis.com

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 11, 2012