Fallen Hero: MSG(Ret) Robert Earl Dickerson


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Thursday, November 3, 2022, 5-8 PM, and Friday, 12-2 pm, Tangipahoa Baptist Church, Summit, MS


Friday, 2 pm, Tangipahoa Baptist Church


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 1, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  MSG(Ret) Robert Earl Dickerson, age 72, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Robert Earl Dickerson, 72, a resident of Summit, died at his residence surrounded by family and friends on November 1, 2022.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Tangipahoa Baptist Church and will continue on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 12:00 until funeral service at 2:00 PM at Tangipahoa Baptist Church and burial will be in Whittington Cemetery. Rev. Mike Morris and Pastor Jack Whittington will officiate. Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb will be in charge of services.

Robert was born January 5, 1950. He was the son of John H. Dickerson and Dorothy M. Dickerson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Dickerson, Sr. and Dorothy M. Dickerson; his wife, Sylvia E. Dickerson; a daughter, Angela M. Dickerson and a brother, David Dickerson.

Robert was retired from the railroad, retired from MS National Guard. He was a chicken farmer for 30 years. He was a member of McComb Mason Lodge and he was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church.

Robert is survived by two sons, Chris Dickerson and wife Angela of Summit, MS and Dewayne Dickerson and wife Maricris of Summit, MS; a brother, James V. Dickerson, Sr.; seven grandchildren, Kristen Boggs and husband Trenten, Hayley Boykin and husband Jeff, Samantha Summers and husband Trent, Robbie, Michael, Izabella Dickerson all of Summit, MS, Elizabeth Altieri and husband Angelino of Houston, TX; twelve great grandchildren and two very special friends, David Travis and Janet Simmons.

Pallbearers will be Trent Summers, Trenten Boggs, Nolan Coleman, David Travis, Darren Wroten and James Dickerson, Jr.