FLETCHER, Okla. - U.S. Army SFC (Ret) Michael Levi Dickey was born Sept. 17, 1965, in Greenville, Ohio. to William and Irene Beatrice (Funk) Dickey. He died Nov. 9, 2012, at his home with family by his side in Fletcher, Okla., at the age of 47.
After graduating high school in Greenville, SFC Dickey entered the US Army on Sept. 9, 1983, where he had a long and distinguished military career for 22 years. He served in Korea, Southwest Asia, Desert Shield and Desert Storm June to October 1991 also Iraqi Freedom March to November 2003.
During his career, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (eighth award), Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (K), Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Non-commissioned Officer's, Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (third award), Expert Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He married his high school sweetheart, Katharine Jean Morris, on Dec. 23, 1983, in Greenville, Ohio.
SFC Dickey is a member of the Military Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of the Spur 11th Cav.
He was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers William Dickey and Kenneth Wayne Dickey and one sister Suzanne Irene Dickey.
SFC Dickey is survived by his wife, Kathy, of Fletcher; two daughters, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Amanda Moreau and husband U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Moreau of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Heather Michelle Dickey, of Fletcher; an uncle, Mac Goodpaster of Greenville; and numerous cousins.
Services were held in Oklahoma with burial in the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin Okla.
Obituary provided by Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.