Services for James Dickerson, III, (Jimmy), 68, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Indian Gap Cemetery near Priddy, Texas. Visitation will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Lacy Funeral Home.
James was born in Stephenville, Texas, on October 9, 1947, to James Junior Dickerson and Geraldine (Hamilton) Dickerson. He married Jenifer Joyce Wilson on January 3, 1972, in Hamilton, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Jenifer Dickerson of Stephenville; his mother, Geraldine Dickerson, also of Stephenville; children, Brittiany Johnson and husband, Michael, of Austin, and Sarah Ashley and husband, Josh, of Abilene; grandchildren, Brooke & Evan Ashley of Abilene and Colin & Caroline Johnson of Austin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Junior Dickerson, in 1989, his sister, Linda Ferguson, in 2009, and his brother, Michael Dickerson, who died at birth.
James grew up in Stephenville, Texas and graduated from Stephenville High School in 1966. He attended Tarleton State University until 1969 and then transferred to the pharmacy school at the University of Texas at Austin from which he graduated in 1972. He remained a diehard Longhorns fan for the rest of his life. He worked as a retail and hospital pharmacist for 40 years and was a preceptor for the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy. He retired from Abilene Regional Medical Center in 2012 where he had been the Director of Pharmacy for many years.
James had a very full life and was fortunate to be able to spend lots of time with his friends and family, who were the accomplishment of which he was most proud. He enjoyed spending Saturday mornings with his cousins and childhood friends at Jake & Dorothy’s. He also loved traveling with Jenifer, especially to beach destinations. Every fall he looked forward to dove hunting with his sons-in-law, which had become an annual tradition. Most of all, he cherished spending time at home and at the farm with his grandchildren, who were the center of his universe. He was active in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, never missing an opportunity to celebrate with them or support them in their endeavors.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 2630 W Fwy, Suite 250, Fort Worth, TX 76102 and the Salvation Army, 8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247.