Posted: Tue 2:58 PM, Nov 12, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg
Robert A. Dickerson, Sr. 78, of Parkersburg, passed away November 9, 2013 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
He was born May 2, 1935 in Wirt County, WV a son of the late John Dickerson and Alice Reynolds Dickerson Linger.
Bob had proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1952 thru 1956. He retired from DuPont Washington Works in 1979 after twenty two years with the company. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing. He volunteered with the Department of Natural Resources for nine years and taught hunting safety and boating safety classes. In retirement, he learned leather crafting and became very skilled with leather. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #3 and the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anna Madine Williams Dickerson, sons Robert A. Dickerson, Jr. and wife Sharon, Barry C. Dickerson and wife Mary Anne, daughter Pamela F. Hartline, four grandchildren Valerie Hatcher and husband Jeremy, Keith Dickerson, Elizabeth Dickerson, Matthew Hartline, two great granddaughters Brylee and Sydney Hatcher, five sisters Margaret Taylor, Dorothy Cain, Sarah Haines and husband Jim, Genevieve Harris, Georgia Jones, one brother Luke Dickerson and wife Margot, sister in law Karen Dickerson, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by one brother Paul Dickerson.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Kent Lowther officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens with graveside rites by Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #3. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 on Tuesday and from 10 - 11 on Wednesday prior to the service.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Bob's memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at the Willows who provided wonderful care during Bob's stay there.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com.