PRICE - Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew him, James Dickerson, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 24, 2014. Born Sept. 19, 1930 to James Sr. and Ida Mae Dickerson in Allais, Ky. Married the love of his life, Alverta McClure, in Skygusty, West Virginia on Sept. 28, 1951.
Served his country honorably in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War.
After migrating to Utah, Jim and his wife created a lifetime of memories filled with lifetime friends. He worked for many of the local coal mines in many capacities and eventually retired from UP&L's Mining Division as a Section Boss in 1990. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge 1550. His many passions in life included the skills of a master woodworker, an avid fisherman and hunter, and the eye and aim of a sharpshooting pool player. He also took pride in fly tying and taxidermy and loved to play the piano. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. His legacy of love, humor and kindness will be cherished for generations to come.
Brothers, Harold Dickerson and Clyde Dickerson, and sister, Juanita Reeves, preceded him in death.
Survived by his wife of 63 years, Alverta Dickerson of Price, daughters; Charlotte (Scott) MacKnight of Price, and Nancy Dickerson of Mesquite, Nev.; grandson, Kevin (Mariann) Pero of Syracuse, Utah, and their sons, Ethan, Dylan, and Carson; granddaughter, Kelly (Jesse) Valdez of Price and their daughters, Gianna and Alyssa. Also survived by brothers; Stanley (Betty) Dickerson, Newark, Del. and Jerry (Lucille) Dickerson, Chadds Ford, Pa.; sisters, Joan (Powell) Hess, Bridgewater, Va., and Yvonne (Max) Franklin, Appomattox, Va.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
As per Jim's wishes, a private family service will be held in his memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim's name to the Miner's Memorial Fund through Utah Power Credit Union or Active Re-entry and PERKIE Travel at 435-637-6950. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of James online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.