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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARIO

Donald Odell Dickey

31 enero , 194120 mayo , 2020
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Donald Odell Dickey, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2020. Knowing he was a child of God, and surrounded by family he peacefully entered the gates of Heaven.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Arthur Odell Dickey; and his sister, Jeannie Blaylock. He is survived by the love of his life, Kathleen Ann Dickey; his son, Dean Odell Dickey and wife Brenda of Lead Hill; his daughter, Paige Ingram and husband Jim of Fort Smith and daughter, Kiann Robinson of Grapevine, Texas; his grandchildren, Jeb Dickey, MacLeod Dickey and wife Crystal, Gavin Dickey, Zach Ingram and wife Hannah, Brecken Ingram, Jake Ingram, Logan Tolliver, and Jett Tolliver were a source of pride and joy. He felt honored to be active with his two great grandchildren, Eli and Sam Odell; and a nephew, Richard “Dick” Renfro and wife Donna of Wichita, Kansas.

Don grew up in Fort Smith attending First United Methodist Church and Fort Smith High class of 1959. He then attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from University of Arkansas in 1965. Don was well known for being a business owner in AR, MO, and CO and thought to be a pioneer in the wood truss industry. Don’s love for Christ and his family was immense. He and Kathy had a loving marriage for 59 years. Don was known for his kind heart, giving spirit, love of music and dancing. He never met a stranger and always talked and treated everyone with love and respect. Don was an active member of Community Bible Church. He loved his friends, many of over 60+ years. He was part of The Rail Gang, Sons of Barnabas, Knights of the Village Inn Roundtable, Class of 59, Covenant Bible Study, and Community Bible Home Groups. He enjoyed volunteering at the Sack Lunch Program and being at his vacation home on Greers Ferry Lake.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Sack Lunch Program. Due to restrictions placed from Covid-19, Don’s memorial will be family only. To celebrate Don’s life join a live stream of the service on Communitychurch.com, 10 AM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

  • FAMILIA

  • Kathleen Ann Dickey, Loving wife
  • Paige Ingram and husband Jim, Daughter
  • Kiann Robinson, Daughter
  • Dean Odell Dickey and wife Brenda, Son
  • Mattie and Arthur Odell Dickey, Parents (deceased)
  • Jeannie Blaylock, Sister (deceased)
  • Jeb Dickey, Grandchild
  • MacLeod Dickey and wife Crystal, Grandchild
  • Gavin Dickey, Grandchild
  • Zach Ingram and wife Hannah, Grandchild
  • Brecken Ingram, Grandchild
  • Jake Ingram, Grandchild
  • Logan Tolliver, Grandchild
  • Jett Tolliver, Grandchild
  • Eli Odell, Great Grandchild
  • Sam Odell, Great Grandchild
  • Richard “Dick” Renfro and wife Donna, Nephew
  • DONACIONES

  • St. John’s Sack Lunch Program

Servicios

  • A Memorial Service Celebrating Donald's Life

    martes, 26 mayo , 2020

Recuerdos

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Ron Haines

30 mayo , 2020

I never saw Don without a smile . Always ready to help without any thought to himself. He loved Kathy and his family more than anything . He was always talking about how proud he was of all his family . I will sorely miss him in our Wednesday morning bible study. ! He always brought a smile and a joke to the group ! I will never forget my trip to. Colorado with Don and Kathy . A great memory

Sheila James-Yant

28 mayo , 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He and my father, Sonny James were in the truss industry at the same time. My father spoke very highly of Mr. Don and I always enjoyed seeing him at the BCMC show. We got great joy from chatting about the "good ole days" in the truss industry. I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!

DiAnne Turner

26 mayo , 2020

Such a kind and loving human being. The Turner family has had the pleasure of receiving his sweet smiles. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. -Richard and DiAnne Turner

rocky walker

25 mayo , 2020

My heart felt condolences and deepest prayers go to the entire Dickey family. Mr. Don was a true gentleman and always had a wise word and a kind smile. He cared and he shared with those around him whether he knew that person well or had just met them. He will be greatly missed, but has gone to his reward which will be much for the glory of God, may he rest serenely in His presence...

Robert Mcfarlin jr

25 mayo , 2020

Don and I became close friends through Sons of Barnabas at Community Bible. Is friendship met so much to me. I will never forget him. Love Robert Mcfarlin jr

Betty Sine

25 mayo , 2020

Don was one of my cousins and even though we only saw each other at our class of 1959 reunions, we were never strangers! Don always had a bright smile on his face and always greeted me with a hug. I will miss him and I know Kathy and his family will too. He will not be forgotten!

Dale & Teena McIntosh

24 mayo , 2020

We last enjoyed being with Don on The Rail Gang's weekly Zoom meetings. He was wonderful company.

Walton Maurras

23 mayo , 2020

I’ve known Don since high school. Have good memories of those senior high days. You could count on him to come up with something interesting to do.

Gary Pendleton

22 mayo , 2020

Kathy and family :
I can't imagine your sorrow . We are all so blessed to have had Don as a part of our life. Know you all are a part of our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Gary and Penny

KEITH GREENE

22 mayo , 2020

DON WAS A GREAT GUY AND WILL BE MISSED BY THE Q&A GROUP OF FORT SMITH.

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Biografía

Donald Odell Dickey, 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2020. Knowing he was a child of God, and surrounded by family he peacefully entered the gates of Heaven.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Arthur Odell Dickey; and his sister, Jeannie Blaylock. He is survived by the love of his life, Kathleen Ann Dickey; his son, Dean Odell Dickey and wife Brenda of Lead Hill; his daughter, Paige Ingram and husband Jim of Fort Smith and daughter, Kiann Robinson of Grapevine, Texas; his grandchildren, Jeb Dickey, MacLeod Dickey and wife Crystal, Gavin Dickey, Zach Ingram and wife Hannah, Brecken Ingram, Jake Ingram, Logan Tolliver, and Jett Tolliver were a source of pride and joy. He felt honored to be active with his two great grandchildren, Eli and Sam Odell; and a nephew, Richard “Dick” Renfro and wife Donna of Wichita, Kansas.

Don grew up in Fort Smith attending First United Methodist Church and Fort Smith High class of 1959. He then attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from University of Arkansas in 1965. Don was well known for being a business owner in AR, MO, and CO and thought to be a pioneer in the wood truss industry. Don’s love for Christ and his family was immense. He and Kathy had a loving marriage for 59 years. Don was known for his kind heart, giving spirit, love of music and dancing. He never met a stranger and always talked and treated everyone with love and respect. Don was an active member of Community Bible Church. He loved his friends, many of over 60+ years. He was part of The Rail Gang, Sons of Barnabas, Knights of the Village Inn Roundtable, Class of 59, Covenant Bible Study, and Community Bible Home Groups. He enjoyed volunteering at the Sack Lunch Program and being at his vacation home on Greers Ferry Lake.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Sack Lunch Program. Due to restrictions placed from Covid-19, Don’s memorial will be family only. To celebrate Don’s life join a live stream of the service on Communitychurch.com, 10 AM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.