Philip Thomas Dickey

December 1, 1946April 28, 2013

Philip T. Dickey, 66, of Princeton, IA, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Genesis West Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Private burial will be held at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or VFW Post 828 in Davenport, of which he was a member. Online condolences may be expressed at Mr. Dickey was born December 1, 1946 in Tallahassee, FL, the son of Philip C. and Sally (Jones) Dickey. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and later served in the United States Army Reserves. On May 22, 1967, he married Rosemary A. Wenzel in Hawthorne, Nevada. He was employed by the Rock Island Arsenal for nineteen years, retiring in 2003. His hobbies included fishing and computers and he was an avid John Wayne fan. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rosemary; sister, Judy Wyatt; children and spouses, Dianna and Rick Mayes and Addam (Sr.) and Susan Dickey; grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Juliann, Kimberly, Sammy Kay, Addam, Jr., and Christopher and great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Rebekah. He was preceded in death by a son, his parents and his two sisters.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 5, 2013

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Sheri Morris

May 2, 2013

I worked with Phil at the Arsenal. I will never forget Phil's magic van that he had outfitted for fieldings. It was his home away from home. One of my best memories was a fielding in West Virginia for the Reserves. I was the team chief and I told Phil at the outset, you are the true team chief. I kept records and organized manpower, but Phil was the man. I could not have done it without you Phil and we were good friends for sure after that. RIP Phil.

Nate Andrews

May 1, 2013

Phil was a great Man I worked with him at the Arsenal years ago

Nate Andrews ( Hephzibah Ga.)

Larry Light

May 1, 2013

It was a pleasure working with Phil in both the Government and as a contractor.

May 1, 2013

My condoloences to the Dickey Family. I worked at the RIA with Mr. Dickey years ago. RIP Phil!

Rosemary (Goldsby) Humphrey

Michael Mumford

May 1, 2013

To the Dickey Family and Rosemary - My wife, Linda Sutherland and I were fortunate to have worked with Phil for many years and we went on many TDYs to Edgewood Arsenal, MD and other locations in the United States as members of the SBCCOM Smoke Team at Rock Island. Phil was a great traveling partner and we have many fond memories of our trips together and especially our trip to Germany to modify tracked Smoke Generators. Linda and I were able to personally visit with you and Phil several times before joing the LAR program and moving from the Rock Island area in 1999.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family members.

Michael Mumford / Linda Sutherland (Southfield, MI)

Jeanne Kerens

May 1, 2013

Rosemary, Phil was such a nice guy and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Jason Wenzel

April 30, 2013

Sorry to hear about you loss.

Jennifer Miles

April 30, 2013

Rosemary, you and Phil have become like family to me and my mom... It breaks my heart to lose a wonderful part of the family... Just know that you are in my prayers and even though it is hard to say goodbye to Phil at least I can keep positive thoughts knowing that he is not suffering anymore...WIth all my love
Teresa Azure's daughter

Tim & Joline Stout

April 30, 2013

To the Dickey Family,
I was fortunate to have worked with Phil for many years at the Arsenal.
We were sorry to read of his passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tim,Joline & Eleanor Stout

teresa azure

April 30, 2013

Rosemary and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time - to my dearest friend phil, rest in peace - I will forever miss you