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Rev. Dr. John Kermit  Dickinson, Jr.

Rev. Dr. John Kermit Dickinson, Jr.

Male 1936 - 2017  (81 years)

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  • Name John Kermit Dickinson 
    Rev. Dr. John Kermit Dickinson, Jr.
    Rev. Dr. John Kermit Dickinson, Jr.
    Title Rev. Dr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 17 Oct 1936  Druid Hills, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Emory University Hospital
    Gender Male 
    Title 1971  Gulf Shores, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Gulf Shores UMC 
    Title 1972  Farm Hill, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Farm Hill and New Hope UMC 
    Title 1973  Mt. Zion, Carroll, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Mt. Zion UMC 
    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
    Mt. Zion, Carroll, Georgia
    Title 1976  Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordination as Elder, United Methodist Church. 
    Divines
    Divines
    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
    Title 1976  Byrneville, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Byrneville UMC 
    Title 1978  Ensley, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Ensley UMC 
    Title 1980  Georgiana, Butler, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Georgiana UMC 
    Georgiana First UMC
    Georgiana First UMC
    Georgiana, Butler, Alabama
    Title 1983  East Brewton, Escambia, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, East Brewton First UMC 
    Title 1987  Milton, Santa Rosa, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Christ Church UMC 
    Title 1990  Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Asbury UMC 
    Title 1991  Geneva, Geneva, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Geneva First UMC 
    Title 1996  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Summit Park UMC 
    Title 1998  Chipley, Washington, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pastor, Chipley First UMC 
    Chipley First UMC
    Chipley First UMC
    Chipley, Washington, Florida
    Died 29 Dec 2017  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY OF REV. DR. JOHN K. DICKINSON, JR.

      The Rev. Dr. John Kermit Dickinson, Jr., died on Friday at a local area hospital. He was 81.

      Dr. Dickinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 17, 1936, the son of John Kermit Dickinson, Sr. and Margaret Dickinson (née Cooper). He was a graduate of Russell High School (East Point, Ga., 1954), the University of West Florida (B.S., 1972), Emory University (M.Div., 1975) and Oral Roberts University (D.Min., 1986). He served in the United States Navy as a link flight instructor at Pensacola NAS from 1954 to 1957. He then worked for Monsanto. Dr. Dickinson was called to full-time ministry in 1971 and ordained as an Elder of the United Methodist Church in 1976. He was an Eagle Scout.

      Known affectionately as "Brother John," he served as the pastor of Gulf Shores, Farm Hill-New Hope, Mt. Zion (Carroll, Ga.), Byrneville-Mt. Carmel, Ensley, Georgiana, East Brewton First, Christ Church (Milton), Asbury (Montgomery), Geneva First, Summit Park (Pensacola), and Chipley First churches. Dr. Dickinson also chaired or served on various church boards and agencies of the Alabama-Northwest Florida Conference. He retired from full-time ministry in 2000.

      He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Dickinson (née Jones), brother David Michael Dickinson (Ely), sister Susan Margaret Wiederhold (Dusty), children John (Judy) and Joy Smith (Ed), six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and granddaughter, Charis Joy Dickinson.

      Services will be held at Faith Chapel North, Cantonment, on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Mark Dees, pastor of Opp First United Methodist Church will officiate. Assisting in worship will be Rev. Danny Gilroy, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, and Rev. Joel Treick, pastor of Pinewoods Presbyterian Church. Rhett Jones, Rhett Dickinson, Caleb Smith, Joshua Smith, Robert Hinson and Matthew Fugett will serve as pallbearers. Committal will be at Barrancas National Cemetery on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

      Donations to the Wesley United Methodist Church building fund or your favorite charity are requested in lieu of flowers.

      And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"

    Buried 9 Jan 2018  Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0042  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Father John Kermit Dickinson,   b. 13 Nov 1909, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1975, Holly Hill, Volusia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Helen Cooper,   b. 12 Dec 1912, Fort Green, Hardee, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1999, Chipley, Washington, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Sep 1935  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    John David Dickinson Family
    John David Dickinson Family (31)
    The family of John David Dickinson and Alice Lula Josephine Bolton of Douglas County, Georgia. Photos for five generations.
    Family ID F0013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F0009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Kermit Dickinson, Sr. and sons
    John Kermit Dickinson, Sr. and sons
    Dickinson, John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper
    Dickinson, John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper
    John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper Dickinson and son John K., Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    John K., Jr., and John Quinton Sims, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit, Jr.
    John Kermit Dickinson, Jr.
    John Kermit Dickinson, Jr.
    Dickinson, John K., Jr.
    Dickinson, John K., Jr.