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John Curtis Dickenson, Sr.

March 7, 1937 — June 8, 2021

Mr. John Curtis Dickenson, Sr., age 84, of Bristol Va., was reunited with his wife of 62 years on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in his home, surrounded by family. He was employed by Kern's Bakery for over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was hard-working, he adored his grandchildren, and he loved his wife, Katherine, and was a devoted husband to her for their entire marriage. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and friend.

Mr. Dickenson is preceded in death by his loving wife, Katherine Rosenbaum Dickenson; his parents, Charles Emmett Dickenson and Dicie Ann McCracken Dickenson; his daughter, Katherine Ann Dickenson; and his two sisters, Shirley Mae Millard and Mary Skeens. 

He is survived by his three sons, John C. Dickenson (Marlene), Tony Alan Dickenson (Denise), and Barry Wayne Dickenson (Jamie); his five grandsons, Darrell (Emily), Joshua, Chandler (Kayla), Colton (Sarah), and Chase (Summer); and nine great grandchildren.  

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. The graveside will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Va., with Pastor Tommy Tester officiating. 

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.  The family of John Curtis Dickensen, Sr. is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Service Schedule

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Friday, June 11, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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