Robert E. Dickerson, Sr.
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WEST CARLISLE: Robert E. Dickerson, Sr., 92, of CR 3, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at the Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville.
He was born March 2, 1921 in Tunnel Hill to the late Joseph Leroy "Roy" and Emma Mae (King) Dickerson. He served as Enlisted Transport Master Sgt. in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, receiving the Good Conduct, American Campaign, and WWII Victory medals. He also received the Honorable Service Lapel button, and the Marksman Badge & Machine Gun Bar. He married Grace M. (Miller) Dickerson on Dec. 7, 1943, who preceded him in death on June 11, 1996. He retired from Rockwell International and moved to Alexandria, AL, where he lived for a short time before returning home. He was an avid hunter, mechanic, fisherman, reader and gun enthusiast. He was a whiz with anything mechanical, and could be counted-on to fix just about anything. He was a member of the Elkhart Traveling Leprechauns Camper Club, and the West Carlisle Community Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Roberta J. "Bobbi" (Max) Hughes of Warsaw, a son, Lowell J. (Darlene) Dickerson, Sr. of Coshocton, eleven grandchildren; Nora Jeanne (Jeff) Hairston, Lowell J. (Amy) Dickerson, Jr., Jeremi (Trisha) Dickerson, Mark Lee (Michele) Hughes, Michael Carl Hughes, Tammy Lynn (Scott) Carpenter, Robbie (Julie) Dickerson, Jayme H.M. (Billy) Mounts, Johnnie D.R. (Mike Wesney) Bradford, Jessie W.M. (Tiffany Darr)Bradford, and Ronnie Lee (Elizabeth) Shearn, and great-grandchildren; Lindsey Kay (Eddie) Hupp, Kinsey & Karley Carpenter, Brody Dickerson, Ian Kilpatrick, Bella, Zoey, & Landon Mounts, Gage, Dakota, & Bryce Wesney, Jessie Shearn, Bethany (Dean) Brillhart, Josef, Joleigh, & Joshuah Hairston, Victor Hottinger, Cameron & Kya Dickerson, Taylor & Eric Dickerson, and Paige Sturtz, a great-great-granddaughter, Jax Adaline Brillhart a sister, Mildred Smyers of Frazeysburg, a son-in-law, James R. Bradford of West Carlisle with whom Robert made his home, a daughter-in-law, Jackie (Hall) Dickerson, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dickerson, Jr., a daughter, Linda Bradford, and a brother, Harold Leroy Dickerson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Gospel Hill Ministry, 27610 TR 45 Warsaw, OH 43844, with Pastors Ronnie Shearn & Ron Davis officiating. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton Co. Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations may be made to the Gospel Hill Lighthouse, or to West Carlisle Community Church, 18536 CR 3 Warsaw, OH 43844.
Fischer Funeral Home - Warsaw
412 E. Main St. Warsaw, OH 43844
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Feb. 15, 2014