It is with great sadness that we announce that beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Carl Paul Dickey, passed away on May 6, 2020 in Suwanee, Georgia. Carl was 93.
Carl was born in February 1927 to Clayton and Nellie Dickey in Richmond, Indiana. A World War II veteran, Carl served in the US Navy, and was always grateful that his service enabled him to attend and graduate from the University of Richmond (Virginia). In 1950 he married the love of his life, Marjorie, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughters Sheryl (husband Steve), Nancy (husband Glen), and Janene (husband Chris). His son Stanton preceded him in death, as did his parents, his brother Doug, and his sisters Ellen and Betty.
Carl is also survived by grandchildren Meghan and Cailin (husband Kyle); Kevin (wife Vanessa), Jeffrey, and Patrick (wife Katie); and Rachel and Courtney. Carl was able to meet his first great-grandchild, Owen Glen, born in January, via FaceTime in March.
Carl spent his working career at General Electric, which took him and his family to Kentucky, New York, Venezuela, Brazil, and finally to Fairfield, Connecticut. After retiring, he and Marjorie spent several years in Florida before finally settling in Georgia to be near daughter Janene and family.
Carl will be remembered lovingly by family and friends for his great laugh, his huge hugs, his singing and whistling, his story telling, and his love of horses, fishing, golf, card playing, and drinking beer in a chilled mug. He always had a positive outlook and a great love of life. He was a handsome and classy dude, always perfectly groomed and nattily dressed. His adventurous spirit and love of travel took him and Marjorie to all 50 states, 60 countries and 7 continents.
During his long and wonderful life, Carl was a shining example of how to be a truly good man, husband, father, grandfather, and Catholic. Carl was a long-time member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Cumming. He gave generously to many charities, volunteered at his childrens’ schools, his church, local hospitals and others. Carl’s kind and loving presence will be terribly missed.
The family would like to send a special Thank You to all the staff at Salude Rehabilitation in Suwanee, Georgia, for the attentive and kind care they gave to Carl in his final days.
Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date, and Carl will be laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to one of Carl’s favorite charities, e.g., American Heart Association; American Cancer Society, Save the Horses, or the ASPCA.
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