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Lenvil Herbert Dicks

Lenvil Herbert Dicks

Male 1928 - 2019  (91 years)

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  • Name Lenvil Herbert Dicks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 10 Sep 1928  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1935  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1945  Precinct 8, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 15 Sep 2019  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mr. Lenvil Herbert Dicks, age 91 of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at The Rehabilitation Center of Lake City.

      Lenvil was born and raised in Columbia County, Florida and was the seventh of eight children to the late Rev. John Dicks and Pearl Tyre Dicks.

      He was born just before the great depression and grew up poor. The only thing they had of value was family. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1946, where he played trumpet in the Columbia High School band under Band Directors Carl Roberts and Barney Black.

      He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Stetson University in 1951, attending college under the G.I. Bill benefits from his service in the United States Army, where he played First Trumpet in the Fifth Army Division Band. He later earned a Master of Music Degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from Baylor he went to playing First Trumpet in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He later showed his love for Stetson by establishing a scholarship for music majors.

      Lenvil returned to Florida and accepted the Directorship of the Union County High School Band in Lake Butler, and moved to a position as Band Director of Columbia High School where he served as Band Director from August 1956 until June 1966. During this period, he wrote the Columbia High Tiger fight song “Onward Victorious” which is still played to this day. The school board reluctantly accepted his resignation allowing him to open his real estate business, Dicks Realty. Dicks Realty is the oldest Real Estate firm in Lake City and is still operating today under the leadership of his son Brad. He was well known by the title of "The Land Man", during his real estate career, as he developed and sold thousands of parcels of land in the North Central Florida area.

      Lenvil was loving, compassionate, humorous and, dedicated to his community. He never met a stranger and was quick with a joke or a simple hello. Being in business for over 50 years, it became common to see him at the post office or a local bank. Lake City changed a lot more than Lenvil did over that half century. He made it through life without ever needing an email or logging onto the internet. He was a simple man with few personal possessions but was generous, donating for community events such as fireworks , investing in our youth by buying animals the Columbia County Fair and stepping up when the CHS Band needed uniforms and instruments. He was also a strong supporter of local churches and charities throughout the years.

      As a teacher, he taught excellence and discipline. After school, he was a mentor to those same students who cropped tobacco and planted pine trees at the end of the school day. Later in life he became a source for owner financing with low money down, allowing thousands of families the ability to own their own property. Lenvil has sold one acre lots for as little as $100.00. Through the years he maintained a reputation of being fair and a man of his word. A handshake was worth more than a contract. He has been a source of wisdom for many businessmen that have become successful members of our community.

      He was preceded in death by an infant child, Robin Dicks; and seven siblings, Golde Dicks Markham, Clarence Dicks, Tribble Dicks, Emerald Dicks Stewart, Opal Dicks Rogers, Fay Dicks Gay and Rodney Dicks.

      Survivors include his children, Suzanne Davis (Jay), Bradley N. Dicks (Susanna) and Andrew J. Dicks all of Lake City; eight grandchildren, Brandon Mason, Brent Mason, Ashley Adams, David Adams, Shanna Adams, Sarah Dicks, John Dicks and Aaron Dicks; three great-grandchildren, Kaleb Adams, Brynlee Winn and William Wood, Jr.; his former spouse and committed companion, Beadie Dicks, Lake City; the mother of his children, Julia Dicks, Lake City; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

      From the children of Lenvil, a special thanks goes out to all of the nurses and staff of The Rehabilitation Center of Lake City for the outstanding care and compassion given to our Daddy during the last months of his life.

      Funeral services for Mr. Dicks will be conducted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hopeful Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Hopeful Baptist Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

      https://www.gatewayforestlawn.com/notices/Lenvil-Dicks
    Buried 19 Sep 2019  Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75  tng Genealogy

    Father John Dicks,   b. 4 Oct 1888, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1986, Jasper, Hamilton, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ada Pearl Tyre,   b. 31 Dec 1888, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1975, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Oct 1907  White Springs, Hamilton, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Robin Dicks,   b. 6 Jul 1955, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1955, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Sep 1928 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 2019 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Lenvil Dicks photo

  • 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 8; County: Columbia; Page: 7; Line: 26; Archive Series #: S5, Roll 4
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FloridaStateCen1867&h=2674133&indiv=try
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    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: Columbia; Page: 14; Line: 5; Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 5
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    3. [S358] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Certificate Number: 058308
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    4. [S358] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Certificate Number: 079919
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    5. [S358] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Certificate Number: 19371
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    6. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 1191; Certificate: 17988
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    7. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 5347; Certificate: 034422
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    8. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Mason, Columbia, Florida; Roll: 308; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 778.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=102526774&indiv=try
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