Ben C. Dickson, W4NEG/SK
Ben C. Dickson, (W4NEG) 90, of
Athens, died early Saturday morning, June 28, 2008, at Woods
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of
late Ben C. Dickson, Sr., and Alice Dickson, of Knoxville.
He was a lifelong member of Englewood First Baptist Church, and
member of the Rod and Gun Club.
He was a rural mail carrier for 38 years, and was retired
the Athens Post Office.
He was an amateur radio operator and also worked for many years
engineer for WLAR radio station in Athens.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister,
Overly of Somerset, Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Opal Webb Dickson of
one son, James Dickson of Athens;
one daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Brodie Noel Weir of
2 grandchildren and spouses, Kristal Weir Pettis and Husband,
Tucson, Ariz., and Steven D. Weir and wife, April Walden Weir of
2 great-grandchildren, Cody and Chelsey Weir of Athens;
two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Martin Luther “Bill”
Greenwood of Marion, Virginia, and Doris and E.W. Jankowski of
1 brother-in-law, Bill Overly of Somerset, Kentucky; and several
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30th in the
Chapel with speaker Dennis C. Bordwine officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunrise Cemetery. There will be no