Ralph R. Dickerson
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Ralph R. Dickerson
  • January 6, 1925 - July 10, 2017
  • Mississippi

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Services to celebrate the life of Ralph Dickerson, 92, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home with military honors to follow in Henry Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1L00 p.m. until 15 minutes prior to service time.

Ralph Dickerson went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on January 6, 1925 in Corinth to the late James Ledford and Laura Parker Dickerson. He married Geneva Viola Johnston of Vandervoort, AR on December 24, 1949 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Ralph graduated from Corinth High School in 1942 where he played football and was on the track team. He was also a member of the local Boy Scout Troop under Dr. Warriner. He went one year to Mississippi State College. In 1943 he joined the Army Air Corp and after the war was reenlisted to the U.S. Air Force where he served for 24 years. In 1968 after retiring from the military he followed in his father's footsteps and began working for the U.S. Post Office in Tampa, Fla and returned to Corinth in 1973 to work for the Corinth Post Office where he retired in 1987. He was very active in his children's lives as a little league coach and worked with the Boys Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corinth where he taught 6th grade boys Sunday school for several years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Johnston Dickerson; brother, Burchell Dickerson; sisters, Gladys Ruth Dickerson Daniels and Mary Nell Armstrong and a grand-daughter, Laura Elizabeth Shea.

He is survived by his children, sons, James Richard "Jim" Dickerson, Gerald Ralph Dickerson; daughters, Mary Dickerson Shawley (Jim), Edith Dickerson Mosely (John), Martha Dickerson Shea (Paul), and Barbara Jean Dickerson. He also has 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Shea, Joseph Shea, Micah Shea, James Shea, David Shawley, Michael Shawley, and Joshua Dickerson.

The Rev. Merl Dixon will officiate the service.

Online condolences can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.