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Thomas Coleman Dickerson

February 18, 1935 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Thomas Coleman Dickerson, age 86, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was born in Vance County on February 18, 1935, to the late John Thomas Dickerson and Fannie Faucette Dickerson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Dickerson Foushee; four sisters and two brothers.  Mr. Dickerson was a self-employed acoustical tile installer. He loved men’s softball and coached for fifteen years.  Even after retirement, he was an avid attender of games and made many friends many of whom looked to him as a mentor and father figure.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Meeks Dickerson; son, Dale Dickerson of Elon; daughters, Mitzi Johnson, Terry Lynn Dickerson and Tonya Bourgeois all of Sanford; brother, Tony Dickerson of Franklinton; two sisters, Betty Crews and Jane Bridges of Franklinton; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. 

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