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Visitation

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday August 26th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Saturday August 27th, 2022
2:00pm

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Burial

Reidlawn Cemetery
Saturday August 27th, 2022

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David Rufus Dickens Sr.

David R. Dickens Sr. 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Eden, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Hicks officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8PM on Friday, August 26, 2022, and other times at the home of David Dickens Jr.

David was born in Rockingham County to the late Rufus Dickens and Martha Grubbs. He attended fellowship Baptist Church in Danville and also periodically attended Osbourne Baptist in Eden. He loved to work in the garden and “carried on” with everyone he came across. He was a handyman and always kept a project. He loved his dogs, Jake and Sissy, most of all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years,  Melissa Denny Dickens and his son, Terry Wade Dickens.

David is survived by his children, David Dickens Jr. (Crystal), Mary Manuel McCarthy; grandchildren, Jessica N. Dickens, Candace R. Dickens, Michael W Manuel, Terry M Manuel, Brianna N. Manuel; great grandchildren, Carson Ryder and Cylea Rae Williams, Michael W. Manuel, Nayomi Rose Settle, William F. Lemons; siblings, Jimmy Dickens (Sherry), Ronnie Dickens, Mike Dickens (Donna), Junior Dickens (Tammy), Teresa Cain (Danny), Betsy Johnson, Linda Dickens and Shirley Edwards; as well as a large and loving group of extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281 Wentworth NC 27025.


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A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

Curtis and Mildred Smith Aug 31 2022 1:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

Johnny and Karen Toler Aug 31 2022 1:20 PM

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Shirley Kay Strader Aug 30 2022 9:44 PM

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BRENDA CHILDRESS KRITES Aug 28 2022 6:22 PM

Prayers for the family

Bonnie Compton Aug 27 2022 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

Shirley Kay Strader Aug 27 2022 12:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

Edith cain Aug 26 2022 8:09 PM

Jessie, and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this difficult time. May God grant everyone with the peace and comfort needed now, and in the days ahead.

Bernard & Linda Andrews Aug 26 2022 6:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickens Sr.

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