Richard E. “Dick” Dickerson

January 04, 1940 ‒ June 10, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

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.

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