Frank Elmer Dickerson: Birth: 12 MAR 1948. Death: 29 AUG 2000
Note: 1930 U.S. Federal Census [see mother's listing]
1940 U.S. Federal Census Roanoke, Virginia Salem Baptist Orphanage Frank A. Dickerson Inmate 14 Publication: Roanoke Times Published: Friday, October 16, 2009 Headline: Frank Elmer Dickerson, Sr. Frank Elmer Dickerson Sr., 84, of Fincastle, Va., passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Frank was born in Montgomery County on September 17, 1925. Frank met the love of his life, Isobel Simpson, when he came back from World War II and was visiting the children's home he was raised in. He married her on December 24, 1946, in Roanoke, Va. He served our country proudly in WWII and the Korean War in the United States Navy as a sea-bee. Frank was very proud and honored to be a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an actual "real son" of a Confederate soldier. Frank enjoyed life and loved his family and church, but especially his boys. He also loved fishing, hunting, gardening and yard work, anything outdoors. Frank is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, Isobel Dickerson; his sons, David Dickerson and Dennis Dickerson and his wife, Rose, of Roanoke; his grandchildren, Chad Dickerson and his wife Christina, of Maryland, Leah Hunger and her husband Shawn, of Virginia Beach, Brooke Perry and her husband, Kevin, of Buchanan, and David Lee Dickerson, of Roanoke; his special sister-in-law, Audrey Kelly, of Mill Creek; also many nieces, nephews and close friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; son, Frank E. Dickerson Jr.; brother, Byron West; and sister, Irene Brown. Friends are welcome to call Friday, October 16, 2009, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville. A funeral service celebrating Frank's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church. Officiatin will be Pastor Randy Daniels. Interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes all memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 4504 Starkey Rd. SW, Roanoke, Va. 24014 or the American Diabetes Association, 530 E. Main St., Suite 200, Richmond, Va., 23219 in Frank's memory. Arrangements are entrusted to Rader Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 630 Roanoke Rd., Daleville, Va., 540-992-1212. "Serving Every Family as if Our Very Own"
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