Simon Mayfield "Dick" Dickerson
July 19, 1940 – September 20, 2019
Simon Mayfield "Dick" Dickerson was born July 19, 1940 and passed away September 20, 2019.
Dick was born in Nashville to the late Simon and Evelyn Dickerson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Dickerson, and brother-in-law, Charlie Williams.
He is survived by his sister, Diane Dickerson; nephews, Peter (Chelsea) Williams and Scott (Susanne) Williams; and great nephew, Adrian Williams.
He graduated from East Nashville High School and George Peabody College for Teachers, where he was president of the student body and “Mr. Peabody.” Dick was president of the International Club for Vanderbilt, Peabody and Scarritt. He was a Fulbright student at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dick began his career as a teacher at East Nashville Junior High. He was elected president of the Metropolitan Nashville Teachers Association. He became the executive director of the Mississippi Education Association, and later went to work for the National Education Association. Dick’s final years of his career with the NEA were as the executive director of the Kentucky Education Support Personnel Association.
He was the founder and president of various dog clubs in TN starting in his teenage years. He continued to serve on the Board of Directors of Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County until his passing. Through his years in the dog world, his kennel has produced many champions. In addition to dogs he became involved in the American Poultry Association, and raised many different exotic breeds. Dick was a member of the East Nashville High Alumni Association Board of Directors.
He was a world traveler who never met a stranger. Upon learning of his illness he said, “But there are so many more people to meet!”
Visitation will be at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
The Celebration of Life will be conducted at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers are Bud Kilgrow, Vollie Gibbs, Scott Williams, Curtis Mayfield, Charlie Dickerson and Hanif Mohammas. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick’s cousins.
Special thanks to Bud and Bettye Kilgrow for their love and kindness.
- Bud Kilgrow
- Vollie Gibbs
- Scott Williams
- Curtis Mayfield
- Charlie Dickerson
- Hanif Mohammas
- Dick's Cousins, Honorary Pallbearers
- Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Simon Mayfield "Dick" Dickerson
September 24, 2019
I regret being out of town this week and unable to attend Dicky ‘s celebrations of life. He was always very kind to me and quick to share a bit of Mayfield history or a story about John Willie and your Mom.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
September 21, 2019
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. In the future God promises that he will bring back to life our dead loved ones. John 5:28,29 says: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
September 20, 2019
So sorry to see this. Dick was one of a kind. He never seemed to know a stranger and was always the first person you would see with a smile and a hand out to greet you. May his family know he was known and loved by many Chihuahua breeders and show exhibitors. He will be missed by many. RIP Dick.
Steve Hayden, President
Land of Lincoln Chihuahua Club of Illinois