Charles Samuel Dickenson
Charles Samuel Dickenson
  • December 5, 1935 - December 17, 2017
  • Nesbit, Mississippi

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Charles Samuel "Sam" Dickenson, long-time resident of Nesbit, Mississippi passed away at the age of 82 on December 17, 2017. His beloved wife of 60 years, Doris Ann Davis Dickenson, was at his side.
He was born on December 5, 1935 in Estelline, Texas to parents Willie Mae Gattis Dickenson and William Raymond Dickenson. He spent his childhood years in Houston, Texas and attended Milby High School. On his 18th birthday he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving tours in Korea and Japan. On October 7, 1957 Charles and Doris were married in Houston, Texas. Following his career in the Marines, Charles continued to serve his country in Southeast Asia as an employee of Air America. He led his wife and three children on a worldwide adventure including residencies in Taiwan, Thailand and later Mauritania, West Africa. When the family returned to the United States in 1973 they settled in southern Arizona, which appealed to Charles and his love for the old west, cowboy life and desert mountain landscapes. In 1984 Charles joined FedEx and he and Doris relocated to Nesbit, Mississippi. Upon his retirement from FedEx in 2001 they continued to travel throughout Europe and Asia. Charles was an active member of the Nesbit Church of Christ, where he maintained the baptistry and performed other acts of support to the congregation. Charles is survived by his wife, Doris and his three children and their spouses: Carol Dickenson Hunter and Ron Zastrow of Anchorage, AK; Raymond and Linda Dickenson of Jupiter, FL; Lillian Dickenson Gibson and Mark Gibson of Kamloops, BC. His brother John Dickenson and wife Thresa of Spring, Texas; and sister Nan Dickenson and husband David Ackley of Lake Jackson, Texas. He also leaves five cherished grandchildren: John McDermott, Christopher Boor, Nancy and William Ryan Dickenson, Nelson Davis Hunter and his great grandson and namesake, Samuel Cash Boor.