Richard Dickson

Obituary of Richard Dickson


Richard Dickson, a man of boundless creativity and a true renaissance spirit, left this world on September 11, 2023. His life was marked by an insatiable curiosity, a love for the great outdoors, and a deep appreciation for history, leaving a lasting impression on every being who had the privilege of knowing him.

Born to Marion Leonard Dickson and Willie Helen Dills, Richard was the brother of Robert Dickson and Jeff Dickson. His life was defined by his diverse passions.

Richard was a father to his children, Amanda, Robert, and Megan, and a doting grandfather to Logan Dickson. He found immeasurable joy and pride in the presence of his grandson and delighted in the special moments they shared together.

A true renaissance man, Richard's talents and interests knew no bounds. He was a gifted painter, weaving his thoughts and emotions into beautiful works of art. He authored his thoughts and experiences, leaving behind a treasure trove of stories and insights for all to enjoy. His inventive spirit led him to explore new horizons and create solutions to various challenges, leaving a legacy of innovation for future generations.

The great outdoors held a special place in Richard's heart. Whether he was navigating the peaceful waters in his kayak, trekking through nature's beauty while hiking, or embarking on journeys of exploration, he found solace and inspiration in the natural world. His adventurous spirit and zest for life were an inspiration to all who shared in his outdoor escapades.

Richard's passion for history was unwavering, and he held a deep fascination for the mysteries of the past. His quest for knowledge and understanding led him to immerse himself in the tales of ancient civilizations and historical events, sharing his insights and enthusiasm with those around him.

Professionally, Richard dedicated over 30 years to the field of accounting. He earned his Accounting degree from Auburn University of Montgomery in 1985 and completed his MBA in 1977, a testament to his commitment to excellence. His service in the United States Air Force from 1974 to 1984, where he audited for the Air Force, was motivated by his strong held ethics.

Richard's love extended to the animal kingdom, as all pets adored him. His kindness and generosity made him a beloved friend to the four-legged members of his family and the community.

As we bid farewell to Richard Dickson, we remember a man of limitless creativity, a lover of the outdoors, a seeker of knowledge, and a true man of the renaissance. May he rest in eternal peace.

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