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1932 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Norris Dickard Jr. Obituary
Norris E. Dickard, Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA- Services for Norris E. Dickard, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Dr. Chad Hardbarger, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Harry Forrester, will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Forest Park West.

Norris, 79, passed away on May 26, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Holmes County, MS on November 28, 1932, he attended Holmes Community College and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He moved to Shreveport in 1956 where he raised his family and pursued a career in banking at Commercial National Bank and United Mercantile Bank. He worked in retirement for the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department as an appraiser. Norris was also active in his community serving as President of the PTA at Grawood Christian School, coach for baseball teams at Emmanuel Baptist Church, and was an active member of Fair Park Lodge, Scottish Rite and El Karubah Shrine. As part of the El Karubah Shrine "Clown Unit," he delighted those attending Shreveport and surrounding area parades for his role as "Baby Shag," and will be remembered by all for his sense of humor and love of life. He was also an active and engaged member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 42 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Peggy Abernathy Dickard; sons, Norris E. "Chris" Dickard, III and wife, Delise of Fredericksburg, VA and Scott Dickard and wife, Kris of Brandon, MS; daughter, Suzie Dickard and husband, Rob Thoni of Hallsville, TX; and grandchildren, Ragon Dickard, Forrest Holt Wright, Kenna Dickard, Tate Dickard, Lane Dickard, Kyle Dickard, and Eason Dickard.

Honoring Norris as pallbearers are Keith Covington, Roy Fair, Bill Heins, Jim Howard, Carl Morgan, and Herman Palmer. Honorary pallbearers include Danny Adcock, Ewell Dickard, Robert Dickard, Ed Dickens, Floyd Jones, and Robert McMullen.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home Wing 1 for their professional care and compassion for Norris during the last year of his life, and all the family and friends who showered him with prayer, love, and support.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Dickard's name to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Homebound Ministry or Children's Ministry.

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Published in Shreveport Times on May 27, 2012
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