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Leonas B (Bee) Dicks

Leonas B (Bee) Dicks

Male 1926 - 2009  (83 years)

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  • Name Leonas B (Bee) Dicks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 23 Apr 1926  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Bee 
    Residence 1930  Palestine, Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1935  Precinct 5, Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 22 Jul 1944  Camp Blanding, Starke, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    SSN issued Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Dundee, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Social Security Number 261-54-7897  [6
    Died 16 Aug 2009  Haines City, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • LEONAS "BEE" DICKS, 83
      L. Dicks, Inc.

      HAINES CITY - Leonas "Bee" Dicks, 83, of Haines City, died on August 16, 2009, following a stroke.

      He was born April 23, 1926 in Lulu, Florida, the last surviving of nine children born to John and Lillie Dicks. Bee moved to Winter Haven as a child and developed a lifetime interest in citrus. He learned the business from the ground up, benefiting from the loving mentorship of Mr. H.B. "Pete" Snively. Bee proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a member of the 13th armored division, under the command of General Patton.

      Following World War II, Bee founded a citrus business "L. Dicks, Inc." of Dundee. He worked with his sons, Rick, Ronnie, Dennie, and grandsons, Todd and Randy, to develop a respected family citrus company; growing, harvesting and marketing citrus. He loved agriculture and took great pride in beautifully maintained groves. Bee also diversified into watermelons, supplying Publix for many years. He served on the Dundee City Commission, the Board of Directors of the State Bank of Haines City, Flagship and First Union Banks. He was a member of the 13th Armored Division Association and American Legion Post 8.

      Bee believed in the integrity of the business handshake, counting many growers and customers as lifelong friends. He had a strong work ethic and enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

      Bee is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Shirley Jackson Dicks; their cherished dog, Ginger; his three sons: Richard Dicks (Jo), Ronald Dicks and Dennis Dicks (Susan); grandchildren, Rebecca Henderson, Jill Bishop, Jeff, Todd, Randy, Adam, Bryan, Michael, Amanda, Stephen and Kasey Dicks; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and granddaughter, Andrea Dicks Hartley.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Haines City Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with interment following at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.

      Memorials may be made to: Community Hospice, The McGraw Center, 4715 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

      Condolences may be made via:
      www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
    Person ID I375  tng Genealogy

    Father John Quiller Dicks,   b. 12 Sep 1878, Blackshear, Pierce, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1926, Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lillie Murphy,   b. 5 Feb 1884, Burlington, Suwannee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1970, Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1899  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F7955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F7954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dundee, Polk, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 2009 - Haines City, Polk, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Leonas Bee Dicks photo

  • Notes 
    • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record
      Name: Leonas Dicks
      Birth Year: 1926
      Race: White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country: Florida
      State: Florida
      County or City: Polk

      Enlistment Date: 22 Jul 1944
      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: Grammar school
      Civil Occupation: Laborer
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 80
      Weight: 100

      Source Information:

      NARA. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the NARA, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S293] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009;).
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    3. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1935; Locality: Precinct 5; County: Union; Page: 3; Line: 33; Archive Series #: S5, Roll 28
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    6. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 261-54-7897; Issue State: Florida; Issue Date: 1954.
      Record for Leonas Dicks
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