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Paul Henry Dickerson Jr.

Paul Henry Dickerson Jr., 73, born in Dothan, grew up in Rutledge and graduated from Luverne High School in 1965, where he played football and played the trumpet in the band.

He attended Alabama Christian and the University of South Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English, and master’s degrees in education and theology.

He was very active in the Church of Christ; he ministered to congregations in Blackmon, Fla, Brewton, Flomaton and Atmore for over 30 years.

He taught English and was a high school guidance counselor at Flomaton and Escambia County High Schools. He refereed football and was an avid photographer. He enjoyed fishing and drag racing.

He was married to Ruth Dickerson on Dec. 31, 1982 and they were married for 37 years.

Paul is survived by his wife, Ruth; his three daughters and one son, Mandy and David Green, Leila Airhart, Paul Dickerson and Sarah and Marcus Caraway; five grandchildren, Marion Green, Zoey Green, Brennan Dickerson, Grayson Dickerson and Layton Dickerson; his sister, Barbara and Billy Helms.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul H. Dickerson Sr. and M. Gertrude Dickerson; and his niece, Jennifer Faulk.

Funeral services will be held this Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Stuart Dickerson, Bro. Jeff Helms and Youth Minister Greg Faulk officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Scott Grissett, Brandon Turner, David Green, Michael Dean, Gabe Vines and Cliff Joyner.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the American Parkinson Association at P.O. Box 61420 Staten Island, NY 10306.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore was in charge of all arrangements.