Richard Dickerson

Private services will be held at a later date for Richard Raymond Dickerson.

Mr. Dickerson died Jan. 31, 2021, in Killeen.

He was born Nov. 2, 1953, in Ileon, New York.

Rick was reared in Orlando, Florida, where he met his future wife Rebecca “Becky” in high school.

In 1977, they embarked on a military journey of 20 years and a marriage of 43 years.

He retired to Killeen in 1998 and joined the Bell County Sheriff’s Department where he served for seven years.

Survivors include his wife, Becky, niece Misty Thebeau and brothers Doug and Larry Dickerson.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

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Ken Gove

I served with SSG Dickerson at A Battery 1/333 FA Wiesbaden, Germany. He was 1st Fire Section Chief and I was 2nd Fire Section Chief. While the competition between the two sections was ongoing at all times, the team work for the entire unit was always present. SSG Dickerson was not only a fellow NCO but he was a friend. He was one that I looked to, as I was a new NCO, and he was a lot more seasoned at it. His leadership had a bearing on the entire unit as everyone looked to him for guidance from day to day. He trained soldiers like he was training for combat each and every time. He was a compassionate leader that would take the time to talk with anyone if they needed to talk. SSG Dickerson always had a smile and a good demeaner about him. A true dedicated NCO could never have been found. May God embrace this soldier into the gates of His Kingdom and may he rest in peace as he watches over those soldiers serving today. I salute you Rick!!!!!

Roger D Brown

SFC Richard R. Dickerson or Tricky Dicky as many of his close friends called him. Rick was a Great influence on may young soldiers lives including mine. He was stern but fair, always giving guidance even though you may not have realized it until much later. He would go through the ringer and back for his men if he thought you were right, or be the first to put a boot in your backside if you were wrong. (I received both honors)

I always looked up to this man, even when I wasn't under his charge. He was always willing to give me Outstanding advice and guided me through becoming and NCO, as I know he did for many others. His leadership will go on in the United States Army until the end of time, passed down through all of us. We lost a great man, and Ms. Becky a Great dedicated husband.

Dan.Nolen

Pappy Dickerson was my platoon sergeant during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He epitomized all the values of a leader by being hard, fair, and consistent. We all loved that man. Many condolences from me and mine to Becky and all the rest of the people who loved him. He was absolutely a great American and a fine man.

Roger D Brown

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