Durward Dale Dickerson

December 16, 1925July 30, 2013

Durward Dale Dickerson, better known as “Dick,” born December 16, 1925 in Piedmont, Oklahoma to Ella (née Wallace) and George W. “Pete” Dickerson, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2013 at the age of 87 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Jefferson High School, and proudly served with the Army-Air Corps during WWII. Dick received his BS degree in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M, enjoying a long career as a professional engineer. Dick was a loyal supporter of Aggie football and an avid golfer.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Gene (née Hightower), their children – Donna, Rick, and Sherry Dickerson and Sandi Dickerson Goldner – grandchildren Taylor, Justin, Kyla, and Brandon Dickerson, and great-grandchildren Mia and Josh Dickerson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George and Wally, nephews Trip and Keith, niece Carole, and grandson Cody.

His family would like to thank the caring staff at Colonial Gardens Memory Care.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, August 4th at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held 12 noon, Monday, August 5th at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow at Sunset Mausoleum II.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 5, 2013

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Senator Leticia Van de Putte

August 5, 2013

Dear Dickerson Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

Although I did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing him, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Paige Newman

August 5, 2013

Sherry & family - I didn't know your father but really enjoyed looking through the photo album to learn more about him. What wonderful memories you must have of him and what a great daughter you were to him... I remember you telling me that you decorated his room with "all things Aggie"... So sorry for your loss... it's so hard to lose a parent.

Jim Hocker

August 3, 2013

Donna and Family,
My condolences on the loss of your Dad. You are in my prayers.

August 3, 2013

My Friend,

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers.

Susan Appedole Brown

Courtney Dickerson

August 2, 2013

Dads was a special guy, and I was lucky to have known him as long as I did. I wish I could be there with you all. Love to all.

Justin Dickerson

August 2, 2013

He was the "gold standard" of character and integrity. A man couldn't spend 5 minutes with him without asking themselves how they measured up to him. His quiet example echoed more loudly than his words ever could. I thank him for his steady hand, his service to his family and country, and for the legacy he has left for my children. He was a great man, and I loved him very much.

Donna Morris

August 2, 2013

Thinking of you all at this time. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Angela Burkhalter

August 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am very sorry for your loss.

Cindy Shafer

August 1, 2013

Sharon, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.