Gilbert O. Dickerson
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MOUNT VERNON: Gilbert O. Dickerson, age 75, of Mount Vernon passed away May 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family, after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was born February 26, 1938 in New Lexington to Herman and Dorothy (Pargeon) Dickerson.
He lived most of his life in Knox County. He was employed by Cooper Bessemer in Mount Vernon for 39 years. After his retirement he worked part time landscaping for Essep Park and First Knox National Bank. He was a 49 year member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge. Gilbert enjoyed traveling to Florida in the winter and taking care of the fruit trees on his property. He also enjoyed landscaping and woodworking.
Gilbert is survived by his wife of 15 years Mary; one son Chris Dickerson of Fredericktown; step-son Jeff (Teresa) Hawkins of Gambier; step-daughters Cynthia Pendleton of Mount Vernon, Linda (Lester) Grennell of Utica, Brenda Layton of Howard; daughter- in- laws Lois Dickerson of Fredericktown and Mary Beth Dickerson of Bladensburg; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; one loving brother Leonard (Dottie) Dickerson of Gambier; and one loving sister Betty Steinmetz of Mount Vernon.
Gilbert is preceded in death by parents, two sons Gilbert Dickerson Jr. and Willard Dickerson; two sisters Dorothy "Cookie" Auker and Lenora Beckley; a brother Gary Dickerson; and a great-granddaughter Marice Paige Burwell.
Friends may call at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main Street, Mount Vernon on Tuesday from 5:00- 8:00 PM, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM with Evangelist Dave Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Gilbert's memory to Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43231
To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit www.dilleylasater.com
Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home
212 N Main St Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Published in the Advocate on May 25, 2013