SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Mark A. "Mickey" Dickerson, 81, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side Wednesday (April 24, 2013) in his home following a long illness.
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Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Bolivar, N.Y., he was a son of Mark and Ruth Sprester Dickerson. On March 22, 1952, in Shinglehouse, he married Reba M. Clark, who survives.
Mickey was employed at Alcas Cutlery in Olean, N.Y., and retired from the Oswayo Valley School District, where he was employed as a custodian.
Mickey attended Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed hunting, camping and his home life. He also enjoyed antiquing and working with and restoring old furniture.
Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Linda (Ken) Pierce of Shinglehouse, Valerie (Ray) Cope of Port Allegany and Lori (Tom) Louser of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Avaard of Hillsboro, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dickerson was predeceased by a granddaughter, Angela Bridge; three brothers, Norman Dickerson, Leo Dickerson and Emmitt Dickerson; and two sisters, Alberta Lunn and Freda Langworthy.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 28, 2013) with the Rev. Roger N. Hain, pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in East Sharon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, P.O. Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748. A fond memory of Mickey may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St. Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 26, 2013