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Denver Franklin Dicks

Denver Franklin Dicks

Male 1926 - 2018  (91 years)

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  • Name Denver Franklin Dicks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 27 Dec 1926  Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Residence 1935  Precinct 3, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1945  Precinct 8, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 15 May 1945  Camp Blanding, Clay, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Name: Denver F Dicks
      Birth Year: 1926
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Florida
      State of Residence: Florida
      County or City: Baker

      Enlistment Date: 15 May 1945
      Enlistment State: Florida
      Enlistment City: Camp Blanding
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life

      Education: 3 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Skilled motion picture projectionists
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 00
      Weight: 100
    Residence 1990  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 6 May 2018  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Denver F. Dicks, 91, died May 6, 2018 at his residence in Lake City, Florida. Denver was born on December 27th, 1926 in what was then Union County at a home always referred to as the” Dan Knight Place.” He was the 6th child of Thomas and Georgia Johns Dicks. He was the last remaining grandchild of Joseph and Sarah Taylor Dicks who were historical pioneers of Columbia County.

      He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Laverne Johnson Dicks who expired in July, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Maine, Thomas, Spain, and Boston, as well as sisters Cincinnati and Alabama.

      Denver lived in Baker County from a young age. In 1945, he was drafted out of his high school senior year into the US Army, 740th Tank Battalion, B Company. Following discharge, he married Laverne and pursued various jobs before beginning a successful career as an agent for Liberty National Life Insurance Co. He served 28 years and achieved the status of Honorary Agent and Torch Club many times before retiring in 1986.

      Denver was baptized as an adult and was presently a member of the Orchard Community Church. He previously was a member of First Baptist and Eastside Baptist of Lake City. He was a Master Mason with over 50 years of service and a member of Corinth Lodge Number 93 of Suwannee County at the time of his death. He was one of the original founders of the local Dicks Reunion.

      Survivors include daughters Lane Dicks Dekle (George R. Bob) of Lake City, and Joan Dicks Taylor (Benny) of Live Oak, Florida. In addition, grandchildren Laura Lane Dekle, George R Dekle (Anisa), John Thomas Dekle (Jamie), Brandy Taylor Patton (Phillip), and Melissa Taylor Spurlock (Pete). Ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

      Visitation for Mr. Dicks will be held Friday, May 11, 5 to 7 PM at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S US Highway 441, Lake City, Fla. 32025.

      Service will be held on Saturday in the chapel, 10AM. Burial to follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny, Florida. Pastor Eddie Blalock will officiate with Pastor Chip Parker assisting.

      The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to : Orchard Community Church, South Ridge, 162 Ridge St., Lake City, Fla 32024.

      https://www.gatewayforestlawn.com/notices/Denver-Dicks
    Buried 12 May 2018  Macedonia Cemetery, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I170  tng Genealogy

    Father Thomas Dicks,   b. 12 Sep 1868, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1941, MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Georgia Satilla Johns,   b. 31 Aug 1884, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1976, Glen Saint Mary, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Apr 1911  Olustee, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laverne Johnson,   b. 17 Apr 1930, Mount Vernon, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 2009, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1949 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1926 - Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1990 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 2018 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1935; Locality: Precinct 3; County: Baker; Page: 2; Line: 17; Archive Series #: S5, Roll 2
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FloridaStateCen1867&h=2573699&indiv=try
      [ View Florida Census Document]

    2. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1945; Locality: Precinct 8; County: Baker; Page: 4; Line: 31; Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 1
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FloridaStateCen1867&h=3179029&indiv=try
      [ View Florida Census Document]

    3. [S368] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online.
      Record for Denver F Dicks
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIenlist&h=4575190&indiv=try

    4. [S396] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Denver F Dicks

    5. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: MacClenny, Baker, Florida; Roll 306; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 4; Image: 826.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=102434855&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    6. [S48] Baker County Florida Marriages.