SAN ANTONIO - Kenneth Howard Dickerson was born on Tuesday, January 3, 1961 in Texarkana. His friends call him Kenny or KD. Kenny moved to San Antonio in 1981 and lived in the Alamo city until his peaceful passing on Sunday, June 22, 2014 surrounded by his family. In 1993, Kenny received his BBA in Management with concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Kenny was a dedicated employee of Methodist Health Care Systems for 29 years, earning him a Lifetime Achievement Award. He served as Information Technology Director for the last 15 years.|
A music aficionado, there were not many live concerts that passed through San Antonio that Kenny did not attend with his friends. Kenny amassed an eclectic and historic vinylrecord and CD collection that was meticulously organized. His passion for music landed him on the cover of the 1999 Motley Crue album, Live: Entertainment or Death. A great sports fan and athlete, Kenny was an expert in all sports ranging from Nascar to football. Along the way, he won a few tournaments and leagues in softball and flag football. An enormous Spurs fan, Kenny was in attendance to cheer the Spurs on to their first four NBA Championships at the Alamodome and then at the AT&T Center.
Funny, generous, trustworthy, and loyal, Kenny is beloved by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His heart was purely golden, and anyone who has ever met Kenny will tell you that he is truly the nicest guy you will ever meet.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Altha "Billie" Daniels and two grandfathers, Everett Ellison and Howard Dickerson.
Kenny is survived by his parents, Charlotte and Les Dickerson of Leonard, Texas; his sister and brother-in-law, Patti and Joe O'Brien of Keller, Texas; grandmother, Barbara Ellison of Texarkana, Texas; his aunts; Lynda Hildebrandt of Texarkana, Allie Conley of Midland and Mary Allen of Novice; his uncle, David Ellison of Plano; his beloved pointer mix and constant companion, Padre, several cousins, and numerous other family and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Chapelwood Funeral Home Chapel with cousin Mary Hildebrandt officiating. Burial will follow at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org, San Antonio Humane Society or Animal Defense League of Texas.
Online registration is at www.chapelwoodfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from June 25 to June 26, 2014