RICHARD EARL DICKERT, 58 of Pinetta, Florida died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at his home. He was born on April 28, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina to Margie Boatwright Dickert and the late Earl Meetze Dickert, Jr. He graduated from A. C. Flora High School and Midland Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Dickert enlisted in the United States Navy in 1969 and served his country proudly in two tours of combat duty in Vietnam. He worked as an industrial tool and die maker for eighteen years before accepting a teaching position at Valdosta Technical College. Mr. Dickert had taught at Valdosta Technical College for the past seventeen years and positively influenced the lives of many young people in this community. He attended the Pinetta Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Tuttle Dickert; a son, Earl Dickert; two daughters, Ashley Dickert and Kathryn Dickert, all of Pinetta, FL; his mother Margie Dickert of Blythwood, SC; special aunt, Opal Asbill of Batesburg, SC; two brothers and sisters-in- law, Mike and Jenny Dickert of Blythwood, SC, Larry and Cheryl Dickert of Lugoff, SC. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and husbands, Linda and David Abernathy of Columbia, SC, Diane and Roy Widdus of New York, NY, Barbara Tuttle and Pam Tuttle both of Charleston, SC; special friends, the Plos Family, and Lola & Pop Montgomery all of Valdosta; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a very special group of students in the Machine Tool Program at Valdosta Tech.
Funeral services will be held at 11am, Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Pinetta Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bussey officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.
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