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EDWARD THOMSON DICKERSON, 73, passed away late in the afternoon of November 3, 2011 at his home in Conroe, Texas. E.T. was born in Geneseo, Illinois, but grew up and lived most of his life in Houston, Texas.
Dickerson dedicated his life to Education and Electrical Engineering. All of his college studies were at Texas A&M, where E.T. focused on Electrical Engineering and obtained a B.S., M.E., and Ph.D.
Dickerson first utilized his education by working for TRW where he contributed to the Apollo 14, 15, 16, and 17 flights. E.T. then began his 31 years as a Professor and Administrator for the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In 1984, Dickerson was promoted to Full Professor, and also began his 7 year tenure as Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences. In 2007, he served as Interim Dean. Throughout his academic career, Dickerson, not only received honors for teaching (Technical Educator of the Year), but was widely praised for creating the Research Institute for Computing and Information Systems (RICIS). He successfully forged a long term relationship between UHCL and NASA/JSC which resulted in many federal research grants for RICIS.
Dickerson also contributed to the City of Houston by serving on the Electrical Board for 23 years, 15 as Chairman.
Dickerson was preceded in death by his loving and wonderful role-model mother, Velma Dickerson, who taught for 40 years and continued to serve the community through her church duties, his father, Frank Marshall Dickerson, and his brother, Edwin "Slim" Dickerson.
Dickerson is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Helga Dickerson, his loving daughter, Angie Dickerson, sons, Tony Fuller and Mike Fuller, and grandsons Jeremy Fuller and Jimmy Fuller.
Funeral Services are set for 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 7, 2011 in the Chapel at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the funeral home.

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My prayers go out to the entire Dickerson family - Helga, Angie, Tony and Mike. "John 3:15 says that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

Alex Roberson Hmel #76
November 14, 2011
Our thoughts go out to Helga, Angie, Tony and Mike in sympathy for their loss. E. T. will be greatly missed.
Jerry & Katharine Wall
Jerry Wall
November 13, 2011
We are saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and classmate. May God bless the family during this time of sorrow.
For the Texas A&M Class of 1960.
Jerry L. Bradshaw
Co-Class Agent
Jerry Bradshaw
November 9, 2011
Proud to say he signed on my master license.
HMEL 590
November 8, 2011
Helga & Angela,
I am so sorry for your loss and will continue to lift you up in my prayers. May the Holy Spirit be your Great Comforter.
Rilee Dietrich Kelton
November 7, 2011
Dear Mrs. Dickerson and family,

The Electrical Inspection Department at the City of Houston wish to express our condolences for you and your family during this time.
E.T. will be sorely missed for not only his wealth of knowledge but his sense of fairness as well. Our prayers are with you.

Electrical Inspections-City of Houston
November 7, 2011
I remember seeing him on campus, but didn't know him. All I remember was how awesome his smile was. RIP.
November 7, 2011
ET was one of my most enjoyable classmates at TAMU and we continued to be connected through professional organizations and teaching for many years. Our last 'mutual task' was to try to keep the electrical contractors from being 'state certified' and we were unsuccessful. He was a friend of students, faculty, engineers, electricians, and a HOST of other folk. He was always able to tell a good story or be a good listener. We lost a good one on Nov 3.
Darrell Vines
November 6, 2011
I truly enjoyed the many years as an associate of ET at NASA JSC and UHCL while not forgetting his contributions to the IEEE, both locally and nationally. He was a true engineer (even if he was an Aggie) and will be missed by not only his friends but the profession too.
Kenneth Goodwin
November 6, 2011
Dear Helga and Angie, We ar so sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Sadegh Davari
November 6, 2011
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