Rev. John Milton Dickson Jr.

Published 6:59 am Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jan. 19, 1919 –

Feb. 6, 2012

Services for The Rev. John Milton Dickson Jr., who passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Gulf Breeze, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Leroy Spinks and Dr. Paul Medley will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The interment will be held at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. Central Standard Time), at Riverside Cemetery in Marianna, Fla.

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John Milton Dickson, Jr. was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Marianna, to John Milton Dickson Sr. and Louise Bevis Dickson. Rev. Dickson pastored churches in Florida and Georgia for over forty years. He also served as Protestant chaplain at the Florida School for Boys in Okeechobee, Fla., for eight years. In Okeechobee County he spent time working as Chief Juvenile Counselor. Rev. Dickson moved to Bainbridge, where he lived for 25 years. From there he moved to Pensacola, Fla. While in Bainbridge, he was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was an active member of the Tommy Wheeler Sunday School Class.

John Dickson was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lenora C. Dickson, and his second wife, Arlene Cowart Dickson.  He is survived by his daughter, Arlene Ryals Henderson and husband, Rex of Opp, Ala.; two sons, James B. Dickson and wife, Sharon of Pensacola, and Richard W. Dickson and wife, Rhonda of Allen, Texas; 3 granddaughters and 7 great-grandchildren.

Cox-Ware Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.