In Memory

Gene Dickerson - Class Of 1967

Gene Dickerson

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05/09/17 08:06 AM #1    

Jerry Poe (1969)

GENE  --  GOD BLESS  /  R I P .

05/09/17 08:40 AM #2    

Michael McKelvy (1968)

Obit: Gene Dickerson

Walter Eugene “Gene” Dickerson, of Signal Mountain, won his fight with cancer on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1949, Gene moved to Chattanooga where he graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1967. After completing mainframe and other computer training, he earned an A.B. Degree in business management from LaSalle University. He worked briefly for the American National Bank before moving to Atlanta where he was employed with Gulf Oil Corporation and later to the San Francisco Bay Area, being employed with the Chevron Companies. Gene’s IT career of 43 years culminated with 14 years with Shaw Industries in Dalton. He loved being able to solve problems during the many changes in this industry. Gene was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church in his childhood and youth and went on to serve in various capacities in three other United Methodist churches. More recently he was a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church (EPC) for 18 years. He was an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian Church USA. He was an avid sports fan. Other interests included his model trains and researching family heritage and genealogy. His favorite activity was spending time with family, especially his children, grandchildren, and sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Eldridge Dickerson; grandparents, James F. and Annie Hinkle Eldridge; Walter R. and Alma Briggs Dickerson. Gene is survived by his wife of 43 years, Frances; son, Matt (Carrie) Dickerson, of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Becky (Mikeal) Cox, of Signal Mountain; grandchildren, Abby and Lily Dickerson, of Indianapolis, Tucker and Bella Cox and Kyle Boggess, of Signal Mountain; sisters, Gerri (Henry) Wilson and Jane Moye, all of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; others include uncles and aunts, Robert (Jeanette) Eldridge, of Chattanooga and Don (Karen) Eldridge, of Houston, Texas; brother-in-law, Morris Welch, of Baton Rouge, La.; several cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, Tenn., 37377. A service of resurrection will follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. The family thanks the men and women of Tennessee Oncology and Hospice Care of Chattanooga for their tireless, skilled, and compassionate care of Gene during his lengthy illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37421 or a favorite charity. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tenn. Please share your thoughts and memories at .

05/09/17 12:46 PM #3    

Richard Merle Waugaman (1966)

I'm so sorry to learn of Gene's death. We were friends at Northside Junior High School. Somehow, we lost touch in high school. My condolences to his family.

Rick Waugaman


05/09/17 08:19 PM #4    

Ann Moneyhun (Hurt) (1964)

I attended St. Mark's with Gene and also his wife Frances and brother-in-law Morris Welch. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to family and friends.

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