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September 18, 1932 –  July 30, 2010 Dickson,
James Forrest Dickson of the South Sulphur community passed away July 30, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. He was born in Commerce, Texas on September 18, to William Alfred and Thelma Madge Dickson. He was married to the late Wanda Spurlock on June 8, 1956. They shared 52 years of blissful marriage before her passing in August of 2008. James served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Sears Roebuck as a hardware salesman for 40 years then retired from the City of Greenville Electric Department. Following retirement he worked part time at the Jones Walker Funeral Home for 15 years.
James was a member of the Highland Baptist Church in Greenville for 25 years where he served as Deacon. He was fortunate enough to travel with them to Mexico for mission work for a few years. In his last year he attended Old Concord Baptist Church in Jacobia.
He was preceded in death by wife Wanda, parents, and brother Lee Dickson. He is survived by his dog, Cornbread, children Denise and husband Chuck Rater of Commerce, Phil and wife Marie of Corpus Christi, and Terry and wife Jerri of Vernon. Grandchildren include Bridgette Rater of Dallas, Kristal Rater of Commerce; Phil Dickson, Jr. of Quinlan, Matthew and wife Trish of Sulphur Springs, Loren Dickson of Lufkin, Danny Dickson of Corpus Christi, and Eric and Josh Dickson of Vernon. Great-grandchildren include Kayle Dickson of Colorado and Austin, Jordan and Emily Dickson of Sulphur Springs. He is also survived by brother Wendell Dickson of Mansfield and aunt Opal Humphries of Greenville.
The visitation will be held at Owens Funeral Home in Wolfe City on Saturday, July 31 from 6-8 PM. The funeral will be at Owens Funeral Home on Sunday, August 1, at 2 pm with a graveside service at the Dallas/Ft Worth Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Grand Prairie on Monday at 2:30 pm.
At family request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Old Concord Baptist Church building fund.