Richard E. “Dick” Dickerson
January 04, 1940 ‒ June 10, 2009
Richard E. “Dick” Dickerson, age 69 of Delaware died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, June 10, 2009 in the emergency room of Grady Memorial Hospital, having completed a heart bypass surgery earlier in May.
He was born on January 4, 1940 in Marion County and attended school in Richwood. Dick married his soul mate of 50 years; Beverly Ann “Rabbit” (Boring) Dickerson on September 5, 1958 at the former Soul’s Haven Church in Delaware.
A man of many talents, he had worked as a truck driver for the former Rardon Casket Company in Delaware, a driver for Delaware Cab, Sunray Stove, and as a mechanic for Precision Alignment. He considered work a hobby and was happiest tinkering with mechanics in his garage. He also served as a volunteer for the Delaware Police Reserves for 12 years.
A CB enthusiast for over 30 years, he operated under the call name “ Rabbit D and G-2”. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and motorcycling. He treasured time spent a Lake Erie fishing, camping at Autumn Lake, and watching the OSU basketball team. Dick was a former member of the Delaware Eagles Lodge # 376.
As one who loved people, especially his neighbors, he would help anyone in need. He started the Gruber St. neighborhood watch program and was resident captain. Dick will be remembered as a loving husband and father, who always took care of the needs of his family.
In addition to his wife: Beverly, he is survived by his mother: Starling I. (Gibson) Andrews of Marion, sons: Rick Dickerson and David R. Dickerson both of Delaware, Mark W. Dickerson of Columbus, Grandson: Jermey R. (Krystol) Dickerson.
He was preceded in death by his father: Ray Dickerson, daughter-in-law: Diane Dickerson in 2008, brothers: Jim and William Dickerson.
Friends may call Friday 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, graveside services will be held Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Green Mound Cemetery near Kilbourne with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com