Mr. James L. Dickerson, 95, of Lebanon, passed away June 16, 2015, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. James was born September 13, 1919 in Lebanon, a son of the late Melvin and Mary Etta (Shipley) Dickerson. He married Mildred DeMott 69 years ago in Delphi, Indiana. She survives.
James served in World War II in the U.S. Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired after 60 years as a concessionaire. He was a 50 year member of the Lebanon Mason Lodge #9. He was also a VFW life member and a member of the Lebanon Elks.
Survivors include his wife Mildred Dickerson; his son Stephen James (Marie) Dickerson of Jasper, AL; his daughters Betty (Jeff) Stover of Decatur, IN and Cecelia (Donald) Kenna of Lebanon; his grandchildren Nicole Stover, Amanda Spring, Brooke Ealing, Elizabeth Franklin, Brittany Goon, Macey Kenna, Dustin Kenna, and Brent Dickerson; and his great-grandchildren Kamdyn Ealing, Aubree Franklin, McKinzie Summers, and Zane Goon. James was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
Family and friends will gather Friday, June 19, 2015 for visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 2:00 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Following services, James will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Little Red Door, 1801 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.