James E. Dickey
James E. Dickey 78 of Valley Drive, East Liverpool, OH passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Nentwick’s Convalescent Center following an extended illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH on June 22, 1931 and was a son of the late Helen Dickey McCune. Living his entire life in the area, Mr. Dickey worked at the former Frank Crook Furniture Store as a warehouseman for 38 years. He also worked at the former T S & T Pottery and the former Crucible Steel Mill, was a 1951 graduate of East Liverpool High School, a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Mr. Dickey belonged to the Chester American Legion, Post 121, Old Timers Baseball Association, Merchants Baseball Association, Pick-up Basketball Team – “The Dickey All Stars” and Basketball for Senior Olympics.
His wife, Velma Jayne Ruckman Dickey, whom he married February 9, 1957, survives him at home. Mr. Dickey is also survived by a son, Mark E. Dickey of East Liverpool, OH; two brothers, Jerry McCune and Thomas McCune, both of East Liverpool, OH; four sisters, Gladys Fatheringham of Leesburg, FL, Maxine Herring of Baker LA, Donna Jean Knoblock and Kay Beckwith, both of East Liverpool, OH; an aunt, Grace Bulger of East Liverpool, OH and five grandchildren, James Michael Dickey, Justin Alexander Dickey, Randi Marie Dickey, Kevin Matheau Dickey and Renee’ Dawn Dickey as well as a very special cousin, Marie Adams of Louiseville, KY.
Besides his parents, a brother, Harry McCune, Jr. preceded him in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Walt Weaver of the church and Pastor Paul Sturm of Calcutta Christian Church.
Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta today, Friday, September 11, 2009 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM and on Saturday, 2 hours prior to the funeral at 1:00 PM
Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, OH 44515 or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 2133, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920