Obituary of Terry Robert Dickerson
Terry Robert Dickerson was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 18, 1946. He was one of three children born from the union of Charles Robert Dickerson and Velda Bernice (Kelly) Dickerson. He graduated from Milan High School in 1964. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably. He later obtained an associate degree from Monroe County Community College.
Terry married the love of his life the former, Jacquelyn Kay Cardinal at St. John Lutheran Church in Dundee on February 5, 1966. The couple would be blessed with two boys. He was an excellent provider for his family working as an Engineering Technician for Ford Motor Company for thirty-six years. He retired in 2001.
Terry was an avid hunter and for more than thirty years he enjoyed spending time in Northern Michigan at his own Lewiston retreat. He was quite successful in his search for deer, turkey, and boar.
Terry was a simple man and enjoyed a cold beer, particularly Miller Lite was a staple. He was all about having a good time, and so often joked it’s why he never got anything done. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, AmVets, a life member of the American Legion, member of the 40&8 Lenawee County Voiture 997, and Ypsilanti Eagles 2250. He enjoyed dances at the Milan American Legion Post 268 and socializing at the Deerfield Legion. He was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Terry R. Dickerson, age 75, of Dundee passed away on Friday; February 4, 2022, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. His passing was preceded by his parents and his brother: Donald C. Dickerson.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his beloved bride of fifty-six years: Jacquelyn Kay Dickerson; two sons: Todd Dickerson and Tyler (Carrie) Dickerson; one Sister-in-law: Charlene (Donald) Dickerson; one sister: Jane (Harold) Arney; and four grandchildren: Leah, Kaila, Miranda, and Claire.
Friends may gather from 1:00pm until 5:00pm on February 13, 2022, at Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. A Celebration of His Life will follow at 5:00pm also at Merkle’s. Cremation will take place at Covenant Cremation of Erie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund or 40/8 Nurses Training Program, Lenawee County Post 997, or Milan Fire Department. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.