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Leroy Dickerson

Leroy Dickerson

Leroy Sylvester Dickerson, 88, of New Athens, IL; born June 25, 1924 in Banner, MO; passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Memorial Convolesant Center in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Dickerson was a retired trucker. He was a Teamster for 39 years. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII. Leroy loved camping and was an avid outdoorsman.

He is preceded in death by his parents Claud and Bertha, nee Harbison, Dickerson. His wife Pearl, nee Rohr, Dickerson whom he married on June 14, 1952 and who passed away on December 3, 1978 and 2 brothers.

He is survived by 1 son – Clay (Sandra) Dickerson of New Athens, IL. 1 daughter – Donna (Mike) Alstat of Lenzburg, IL. 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, 1 gr. gr. granddaughter; 1 sister – Beverly Yost of Stuttgart, AR; and his dear friend Alice McBride formerly of Baldwin, IL

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:00am with Rev. Howard Thomure officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Dear Clay, Sandy, Cole & Cassidy & the Dickerson family, No words can quite express how sad I am feeling for you guys with the loss of your Dad/Grandpa. He must of been a good man to have broken your hearts and leaving you feeling so empty without him in your lives. May you cherish and remember all the good times you had with him. He will live on though you and your kids and so on. He lived a very full life and it was his time to go. May you have the strength to get through this trying time. Just try to take it one day at a time.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Posted by: Gail Cockrell – New Athens, IL – Friend Jul 16, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    Dear Clay, and Donna,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I have very fond memories of both your mom and dad. It’s not easy losing parents. I have lost both of mine, so my heart goes out to you. I have some good memories of being at your house, and your mom and dad were always so sweet to me. Leroy was lucky to have his kids and grandkids close to him, and family is what will help you through this hard time. He lived a long life, and I’m sure him and your mom are looking down and smiling at the wonderful family they have created. I will say a prayer for your family. God bless you all. My thoughts are with you.

    Posted by: Jane Greenlee Lessard – sullivan, MO – friend Jul 17, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    Uncle Leroy ; I’m so sorry we never got to see each other again, it had been way too long ! I pray that your journey was fast and smooth. You are now out of pain and worries and in the arms of those you loved and lost. All of us in the family here will miss you ! Thank you for all the love, laughs and the many great times we all shared. Until we meet again Leroy……………

    Love You, Dennis


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