Reuben Dabney Dickenson, III, 89, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, his home for the past 12 years.
Reuben was born August 19, 1922 in Christian County, Ky. to Reuben Dabney II, and Julia Della Hopson Dickenson.
Reuben was a graduate of Pembroke High School in Christian Co., Ky.
He served honorably in the US Navy during World War II as an Aviation Machinists Mate, 3rd Class; and received several service awards. His service is detailed in the U.S. World War II Memorial Registry, available at: http://wwiimemorial.com/.
He and Una Maizola (Maizie) Witty were married March 20, 1959, at Woodbury, Tenn.
He lived and worked on his family’s Kenucky farm for many years; and later owned a Western Auto Store in Greenbrier, Tenn. Other work included jobs in manufacturing as well as a house-parent and maintenance technician at Potter Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Ky., for several years.
While in Bowling Green, he was a member of the University, Delafield and Lehman Avenue Churches of Christ.
In 1999, he moved to Sikeston, Mo. and was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ. Then in 2000, he moved to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, and was a member of Jackson Church of Christ in Jackson, Mo.
Survivors include three sons, Reuben Dabney Dickenson, IV (Laura) of Brentwood, Tenn., Robert Daniel Dickenson (Liz) of Baton Rouge, La., Randy Dale Dickenson (Christine) of O' Fallon, Ill.; one daughter, Deanna Dickenson Finch of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sisters, Anna Lowe of Hopkinsville, Ky., Dell Eaton of Pembroke, Ky.; and eight grandchildren: Julia, Reuben Dabney V, Russell, Sam, Eva, Daniel, Rachel, and Tyler Dickenson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Una Maizola (Maizie) Dickenson, his parents, and his sister, Arlene Taylor.
Friends may call 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Jackson Church of Christ in Jackson, Mo. and 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Maddux Funeral Home in Pembroke, Ky.
The funeral will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Maddux Funeral Home in Pembroke, KY with Minister Edd Sterchi officiating. Graveside military rites and burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke.
Memorial contributions may be given to Missouri Veterans Home Activities Department, 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 or Jackson Church of Christ, 310 N. Shawnee, Jackson, MO 63755.
Online condolences may be made at: www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Maddux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, funeral, and burial in Pembroke, Ky.
Dad was a good father, teacher, and friend. He will be remembered and missed by his family.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints". Psalm 116:15