BERTRAND - James C. Dickerson, 80, died at 9:10 a.m. July 1, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Aug. 19, 1926, in Smithland, Ky., to the late T.C. and Katie Dickerson, after serving in the Army during World War II he moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was employed as a conductor with the P&LE Railroad for many years. He received certification as a licensed auctioneer, worked as an auctioneer and owned his own auctioneering business for 30 years until retiring in 1988.
He was a member and past president of both the North Boro's Rotary Club in Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. In 1986, he moved to Bertrand where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for the men's class and was a member of the choir. He had also worked as a volunteer for the Charleston Nutrition Center Meals on Wheels program.
On Nov. 6, 1958, he married Marilyn Sue Peyton who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, James D. Dickerson of Louisville, Ky., Darrell Keith Dickerson of Powderly, Texas, and John Robert Dickerson of Bertrand; three daughters, Sharlene Frazier of Louisville, Carol Love of St. Louis and Sharla Purdie of Bertrand; two brothers, Tommy Baker of Blairsville, Ga., and Sidney Baker of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Evelyn Dennler and Betty Murphy of Pittsburgh and Mary Smith of Atlanta; and 11 grandchildren and seven great-
He was preceded in death by one son, Clifton Dickerson; three brothers; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Jean Folmer.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Bertrand. The Rev. Dolan Rogers, pastor, and the Rev. Bob Herrings, pastor of the Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City, will officiate.
Private burial will be held at a later date in the Dogwood Cemetery.
McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.