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DOUGLAS V. DICKSON

Posted on Dec. 25, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Aug. 17, 1935 - Dec. 22, 2012

ELKHART — Douglas V. Dickson, 77, of Elkhart, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Maysville, Ky., to Warder and Evelyn (Bothman) Dickson.

On Aug. 26, 1978, in Elkhart he married Nadine Lucille Atchison.

She survives along with three children, Chandra (Matthew) Shugart, Celinda (Mike) Shafer and Jack (Anita) Lowe, all of Elkhart; and six grandchildren, James Davis, Cassandra (Brad) Pratt, Anthony (Michelle Ramsby) Lowe, Jonathan (Bianaca) Shafer, Erick (Nikki Horvath) Shafer and Evan Shugart. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Trenity and Madasin Davis, Mikayla and Colton Pratt, Kahlan Shafer and Aubree Lowe; and three sisters, Dorothy Armstrong, Penny (Tommy) Rice and Betty Lou (Earl) Medley, all of Maysville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Sonny; and two sisters, Sue and Barb.

Douglas was born in Maysville and moved to Marion in 1962.

After his retirement he moved to Elkhart to be with family. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, and was a wonderful father and grandpa. He worked for General Tire in Marion from 1964 until his retirement in 2009.

A memorial service will be in Marion at a later date. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice Care or Help the Hopeful in Marion.