JUNE 28, 1919 - MARCH 25, 1987

John Elijah Dickey Sr., 67, R4, Flint, Texas, died Wednesday, March 25, 1987, at the Meadowview Nursing Home in Fort Worth, Texas.

Known as Jack, he was born June 28, 1919, in Osawatomie, the son of Clarence Leland and Elsie Louise King Dickey. He attended the Osawatomie schools, graduating with the Class of 1939.

Mr. Dickey worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and as a painter for J. O. Rennie.

He entered the military during World War II and served 30 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. During his tour he was stationed in the Azores during World War II and participated in the Berlin Airlift during the Korean War and served in Turkey during the Vietnam Era.

He was married in Walters, Okla., April 1, 1942, to Lois Williams.

Mr. Dickey was a member of the County Line Baptist Church and the Bullard Chapter 972 Order of the Eastern Star, both of Bullard, Texas, the Michael L. Finnell Lodge

AF&AM of Fairborn, Ohio, the Scotish Rite of Memphis, Tenn., and the Moslah Temple Shrine of Fort Worth, Texas. Other memberships include Air Force Sergeants' Association and the American Legion Fowler Post of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, a grandson, and a brother, William O. "Bill" Wimpy Dickey.

Those surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Dickey of the home; a son, John E. Dickey of Arlington, Texas; and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hawkins of Camden, Ark.

A family visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today, Monday, at the Osawatomie Cemetery. Masonic and military services were conducted at graveside.

Memorials were established in his name to the County Line Baptist Church of Bullard, Texas.

(From the Western Spirit 3-30-87)

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