John C. Dickerson Jr.
John C. Dickerson Jr., 90, of Trinity went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born in Nashville, TN to John Carney Dickerson Sr. and Elsie Dickerson. He is survived by his devoted wife Sara T. Dickerson of Trinity; son Jim Dickerson and his wife Yvonne of Panama City, FL; granddaughter, Jennifer Schweikert, her husband Don and two great-granddaughters, Jillian and Rory of Fort Walton Beach FL; stepdaughters, Sharon Simpson, Robia Mullican and her husband Andy and children, Meghan, Drew and Peyton; stepson Tommy McCaig, his son Greg and wife Amber; and daughters Phoenix and Presley from Trinity. He is also survived by his two brothers, Jaime of Oakland, California, Orien and his wife Jewel; his sisters Catherine Burris, Dorothy Walker and husband Bobby, Marilyn and her husband Bob all from Nashville, TN and many nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great- nephews.
John served in the U.S. Navy with valor in World War II and earned six combat medals. He was a telephone company man for the next 42 years, retiring in 1984. He then started volunteer work for 28 years and was awarded volunteer of the year in 1997 by Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and was given a 25 year volunteer award by Decatur General Foundation for his untiring work in the installation of the Life Line Program. He was also a Meals on Wheels Volunteer. John was proud of being past president of United Methodist Men's Association at Trinity Methodist Church. His biggest source of joy was his family and his church, Trinity United Methodist of which he was a member since 1967. John was active in the cancer survivors Camp Bluebird and a founding member of that group. He was active in the prayer society Walk to Emmaus. He was a family man and he and Sara had many family functions with their church. Sara and John went through life hand in hand and whatever John did from working in the garden to Meals on Wheels, Sara was right by his side. John died just like he lived, a Christian. Morgan County will not be the same without John and the men like him from the greatest generation. The family would like to thank all the teams of Decatur Morgan Hospital and NHC Healthcare of Moulton and his three sitters for all the wonderful and compassionate care of John.
Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with Rev. Dallas Culver and Rev. Wayne Newby officiating with the service at 4 p.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley and The Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation, Camp Bluebird Fund, P. O. Box 2239 Decatur AL 35679.
Ridout's Brown Service Funeral Home - Decatur
711 Memorial Dr. S. W
Decatur, AL 35601
Published in the Decatur Daily on July 27, 2014