Carl W. ("Bud") Dickinson passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12th at the age of 77. He is forever loved and survived by his wife Mary Byard; his three children, Brad Dickinson (and wife Laurie), Dan Dickinson (Gina) and Jennie Dykens (Joel); 11 grandchildren Justin, Drew, Maggie, Grace, Jack, Jane, Paul, Elizabeth, Mary, Seth and Faith; his sister Nancy Brundage; and many nephews, nieces and friends. He joins his wife of 45 years, Jeanne Mckenzie and son Bill in eternal life. Bud was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania and attended Denison University. He excelled at track and field in high school and was an active member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Denison, graduating with a degree in Chemistry. Bud was a sales executive in the chemical industry before founding Vico Associates, a manufacturing representative firm that grew significantly under his leadership. Bud and Jeanne raised their family in the northern suburbs of Chicago where they lived for over 20 years before moving to Florida in 1983. Bud enjoyed life. He was known for his quick and dry sense of humor which endeared him to many. Beyond his several business ventures, he was passionately engaged in many interests, as a pilot, coach, technology and car enthusiast and weekend inventor. Most notably, he cared deeply for his family, friends and church. Services will be held Friday, May 17 at 2pm at the Community Baptist Church (956 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Bunnell, FL). A reception will follow at the club de Bonmont at the Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club at approximately 4pm. For those for whom it is more convenient, there will also be a smaller service in the Chicago area on Sunday, May 19 at 2pm at Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL) with a gathering at his son Dan's home afterwards. Flowers are appreciated at the church, and in lieu of flowers donations are welcomed in Bud's name at the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch (www.youthranches.org). For online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com "Online Obituaries". Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from May 15 to May 16, 2013