Joe Tannery Dickson, 83, of Park Street, Morganton, NC died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his residence. He was born on July 11, 1926 in Oconee County, SC a son of the late David D. and Eva Tannery Dickson.. Joe was a member of Drexel First Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1970 as a Chief Petty Officer after 30 years of service. He then retired after 20 years of work for the Burke County Health Department as a Sanitation Inspector.Joe is survived by his wife, Louise Farmer Robinson of the home; sons, Henry "Duke" Dickson and wife, Terri, of Woodstock, GA and Joe Tannery Dickson, Jr. of Kennesaw, GA; a daughter, Deborah Kay Dickson of Morganton; grandchildren, Stephanie, Steve, and Sandi Dickson; four great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Donna Ledford and Janet Furr, both of Myrtle Beach, SC; a step-son, Darrell Smart of Pendergrass, GA; and a sister, Frances Ballenger of Westminster, SC.In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jean Duke Dickson; and sisters, Edna Dickson and Libba Ayers.The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Burke Memorial Park with Father Kenneth Whittington officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

Tribute Wall

Leave a tribute for Joe Tannery Dickson.

Black Candle
Blue Candle
Beige Candle
Burgundy Candle
White Candle

No tributes added yet.