Richard E. Dickson

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Richard E. Dickson

January 05, 2019

Hancock and Lakeland, Fla. Richard died peacefully on January 5, 2019, after a brief illness with his adoring wife of 45 years, Karen, by his side.
He loved to hunt and fish. He was an avid Atlantic salmon fisherman and enjoyed his many trips to Canada with his buddies - even though there may or may not have been any fish.
Richard had a successful career in banking and retired as Vice President. In between his financial careers, he experienced his most favorite job of all in law enforcement. He started as a patrolman with the Ellsworth Police Department and then as Chief Deputy of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.
He has entertained many friends, both old and new, with his many stories of his time on the job. He served as Selectman for the Town of Hancock, was the first President of the Union Salmon Association and was a member of the David A Hooper Lodge # 201 AF & AM.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his daughters, Kelli Mellion (Kansas) and Elizabeth Hale (Maryland); sisters, Joan Hildreth of Hancock and Jean Dickson of Holden; his nephew, Carle (Colorado) and nieces, Jessica (Rhode Island) and Rebekah (Massachusetts) and their children.
He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Arlyne Dickson of Bangor and his sister Jane Pezzullo of Providence, RI.
As his niece will tell you, Richard knew it wasn't all about studying hard or working hard, it was also about having lots of fun and driving fast cars.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Hospice for their caring and compassionate attention. If desired, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 338805.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Published on January 9, 2019
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Doug & Aileen Young
Jan 10, 2019
Karen, so sorry to hear this news, hugs.
Will Hatt
Jan 10, 2019
Karen I am so sorry. I speak often of the good times we had when we worked together. He always put a smile on my face with a comment or a story.

Rest in peace Dawg
Angela Nickerson
Jan 09, 2019
Oh dear old friend. It was always a comfort to know you were there. Our last meeting, running into each other in a supermarket in St. Augustine, FL. It was a long time since we had seen each other, an we have not seen each other since. But the memories of those many years ago, when there were 10 or so couples of us, and you could make me laugh, until I cried. Rest in peace, Dear Dick. I will always hold you close to my heart.
Louis George
Jan 09, 2019
Karen & Family, Joan & Jean: So sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts, prayers and blessings. Lou & Priscilla George
Bud and Theresa Morrison
Jan 09, 2019
We are so sorry Karen. There was always lots of laughter when we were with him. He will be missed by many.
Jan 09, 2019