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.