Charlie Richard Dickerson was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, while in the
Dickerson; two sisters, Ida Mae, and Mildred Dickerson; son Steven Craig Holmes, Sr. (Skookie).
Charles is survived by his devoted wife of over 60 years Ophelia Parrish-Dickerson of Monongahela, his daughter Charletté (Kevin) Reed of Monessen; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren. Several cousins, nephews and nieces and family friends who he loved, and they will also miss him dearly.
Order of Service
Reading of the Scriptures
Old & New Testament
Reading and Selection Acknowledgement of Condolences Reading of Obituary
Call to Discipleship in Christ Recessional
February 1, 2021 9:45 am
The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017
H. John Heinz III Department
of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was blessed to reach the
exceptional age of 96 years. He was the baby of six children and is
the last patriarch in the Dickerson family. He was born on March 7,
1924 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He was known as and used the
following names: Charlie, Charles, CR, Dad, Dad-i-o, Pap, PapPap,
Uncle Charles, Mr. Dickerson, his son-in-law loving calls him “Dad
the Governor”, and we cannot forget “Honey Cake”.
After leaving Tennessee he moved to Marion Indianapolis for a short
time and was inducted in the Army June 25, 1943 and began active
service July 9, 1943. His occupation while in the service was truck
driver. Battles and campaigns were in Normandy, Northern France,
Rhineland, and Central Europe. His decorations and citations
American Theater Campaign Ribbon; W/4 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Ribbon; Victory Metal of World War II. He received a honorable discharge from active-duty July 25, 1947.
After the service he followed his brother John W. Dickerson (Pap- Pap) and moved to Monessen for employment. He was close to his brother John; they would talk daily and would have family get togethers often. They would always get together for all the boxing matches. He was employed at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and retired after 30 years. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1990 and was an active member for many years at Full Gospel Church in Greensburg. He was a greeter and really enjoyed this position. He was a kind-hearted soul and had a smile for everyone he encountered.
He had a love for baseball and his beloved Pirates. He was not a fair- weather fan, win or lose, those were his Pirates. He enjoyed watching all boxing matches and listening to music. We cannot forget to mention dancing, oh how he liked to dance. He was very handy and could fix or attempt to fix anything. He kept and had a love for luxury cars especially Lincolns and Cadillac’s.
He is preceded in death by his parents Irving Dickerson and Emma Johnson-Dickerson; three brothers, Henry Irving, Jake, and John
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