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Robert Worley Dickinson Sr. ("Stoney") died peacefully at his home the evening of Aug. 6, 2017.
He was born Jan. 29, 1941, in Glasgow, to Sam and Esther Dickinson.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife of over 52 years, Mary Lou Dickinson (Stapleton). He is also survived by his brother, Benjamin Dickinson (Sondra); his children, Robert Dickinson Jr. (Leslie), Catherine Dickinson and Kristina Ives (Dudley); and his grandchildren, Bradley Dickinson, Marina Dickinson, Jordan Dickinson, Alexis Dickinson, Miller Ives and June Ives.
Robert was a devoted husband, father and a great friend to all. Through all his trials and tribulations, he never gave up his fight for life. His marriage to the love of his life, Mary Lou, will remain a model for all who knew them. His dedication and love for his family shows through in every aspect of their lives. His hard-work ethic, witnessed by his co-workers at Kennedy Bookstore, where he was a textbook manager for over 40 years before retiring in 2004, is what we all aspire to have.
Robert was a Boy Scout growing up and achieved its highest honor, Eagle Scout. He was an alumni of Glasgow High School (senior class president of '59) and the University of Kentucky (class of '64), where he was part of the Kappa Alpha Order. What few know, was that Robert was an alternate candidate for the West Point Academy.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Glasgow. He was an active member of the Pyramid Club (social club). As its secretary and historian, he will always be remembered for his witty newsletters, filled with both nonsense and interesting facts - a monthly treat for all to read. Although his swing didn't show it, Robert loved the game of golf. He was a long-standing member of Spring Valley/Spring Lake CC and then a member of Lexington CC for over 22 years.
Robert's life will be celebrated with the visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40513. Funeral services also at Kerr Brothers the following day, Aug. 12 at 12:30 p.m. with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery (across from Lexington Cemetery on Main Street).
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital (shop.stjude.org) or Bluegrass Care Navigators (bgcarenav.org), formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass, would be appreciated.
Published on August 7, 2017
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