Thursday, July 5th, 2012...6:08 am
Eugene C. Dickey, Jr., ’53
Eugene C. Dickey, Jr., 80, of Decatur, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
He was born in Atlanta to Eugene C. Dickey, Sr. and Kathryn Boggs Dickey. He
graduated from the Citadel in 1953, where he served as Commanding Officer of
Company G. He then served in the U.S. Army as 1st Lt. in the Airborne
Division. His career in insurance included Travelers Ins. Co., and Cotton
States Ins. as VP of Marketing before joining Academy Int’l Travel Svcs. He
had an adventurous spirit and traveled the globe. Gene loved the Lord and
was dedicated to his church, his family, and many, many friends. He was
preceded in death by his sister, Diane DuPree. He is survived by his wife of
56 years, Nancy Armstrong Dickey, daughters, Kathy Espinosa (Chris), Laurie
Ledbetter (Jim) and Lisa Dyches (Paul); sister, Marilyn Williams; brother,
William Dickey; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at
4:00 pm, Saturday, June 30, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev.
Glenn Ethridge officiating. The family will receive friends in the church
parlor following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
OGUMC Music Ministry. A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.