Public Visitation for Robert Michael Dickinson, age 92, of Estill Springs, Tennessee, will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Funeral services will begin immediately following visitation in the chapel at the Tullahoma Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Jernigan officiating.
Burial Services will be held at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors where he will be laid to rest with his loving wife, Bobbie Dickinson.
Mr. Dickinson “Papa” passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN., following extended illnesses. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was a Gunnery 1st Lieutenant in the United States Navy on the USS LST 491 during WWII and was on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day. Following his military service, he worked various jobs in the lumber business and also worked as a circulation manager at the Manchester Times until he retired in 2001. He enjoyed spending time with family and spent many hours with friends at the Senior Citizens Center in Winchester. He was an Active member of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church in Estill Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dawn Dickinson, one son David Dickinson, one sister Jane Sample, two brothers Jack and Fred Dickinson, and also the love of his life, Roberta “Bobbie” Dickinson.
Survivors include three loving daughters, Deborah Wheeler (Burt) of Aurora, Ontario, Dianne McGee of Manchester, Susan Newman (Calvin) of Manchester, three grandsons Christopher Mason (Lindsay) from Schomberg, Ontario, Brandon King (Megan) of Hillsdale Michigan, Kyle Chisam (Ali) of Manchester, five granddaughters Kristin Griffin (Ray Bradley) of McMinnville, Shannon Weatherford (Bryon) of Estill Springs, Amy McRee (Randy) of Noblesville, Indiana, Missy Newman (Chad) of Manchester, Chrissy Newman (Joey) of Columbus, Ohio, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Robert Michael Dickinson.