Karl L. Dickerson lived his life with conviction by the precedence of God, Family, and Country, in that order. He was active in the church and community his entire life. His works spanned helping build churches in his teen years to planning the large addition to Dayton Avenue Baptist Church in his seventies.
Karl was an avid supporter of the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era and being a proud Plank Owner of the USS Kitty Hawk. After retiring as a GM employee of 40 years, he worked as a Chaplin for American Legion Post 95 and VFW Post 2402. He was a regular volunteer for Hospice of Dayton, New Jasper Township Fire Department and Paramedic. With Habitat for Humanity, he also rebuilt homes after hurricane Katrina.
Karl was a hardworking, tough, and loving man that would give you the shirt off his back. A devoted family man, he was happily married to his high school “sweetheart” for 59 years, raised four rambunctious boys, and was very close with his grandkids and great-grandkids. As he often said, “Life is about relationships,” and his unique relationships with family, friends, and the community left a profound and lasting mark. He truly was one of a kind.