Roger H. Dickerson, 83 of Taylorville, formerly of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 1:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 23, 1936 in Gameliel, Kentucky, the son of John and Alma (Proffitt) Dickerson. He married Lucille Ealey on September 20, 1957 in Kentucky and she preceded him in death on March 18, 2018. Mr. Dickerson operated the Mt. Auburn Blacksmith and Welding shop for his entire adult life. He was proud of his hometown of Mt. Auburn and was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. From coaching to helping with the community picnic, he was an active member of the community.
He is survived by his children: Connie Tippitt (Galen) of Wataga, Illinois and Kenny Dickerson (Cindy) of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren: Walter Tippitt (Lara) of Mt. Auburn, Robin Barnes (Matthew) of Peoria, and Jamie Dickerson of Forsyth; and great-grandchildren: Quintin Tippitt, Blake Tippitt, Jonas Carlson, Pearl Carlson, Adora Carlson, and Frank Roger Dickerson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers.
Mr. Dickerson will be cremated, and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Dickerson family with arrangements. Memories of Roger, or condolences to his family, can be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.