Ronald Lord Dickey

Born: Tue., May 5, 1942
Died: Fri., May 23, 2014

Reception Following Service

Tue., May 27, 2014
Location: Del Webb of Lake Oconee Clubhouse

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 27, 2014
Location: Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church

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Ronald Lord Dickey, born May 5, 1942, passed on to join his Heavenly Father on May 23, 2014; after a long battle with lung cancer.  He was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia with his parents, Mattie Lois and Cecil Julian Dickey. His father farmed and built homes and his mother was a school teacher.

He graduated from Statesboro High School in 1960, and then attended Massey Business College in Atlanta.  He worked for 31 years in College Park, retiring from Kelly Springfield Tire, a division of Goodyear Tire and Rubber.
Ronald lived 8 years in DeKalb County, 25 years in Rockdale County raising their three children, and retired to Lake Oconee, where he has lived for the last 15 years.

He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Rockdale County and has regularly attended Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church in Eatonton.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Griffith Dickey; 2 sons, David Ronald Dickey and Dean Richard Dickey; a daughter, Denise Patricia Dickey Brown; and 2 grandsons, Zachary Porter Carlton and Cody Foster Carlton.

Services will be held at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church on Scott Road on May27th at 11am, with Senior Pastor Dr. Bill Barton officiating. A reception will follow the service at Del Webb of Lake Oconee Clubhouse.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ronald would be greatly appreciated to Halcyon Hospice Foundation at 1435 Haw Creek Circle East, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30044.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St.  Greensboro, GA, 30642 (706)453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.   


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Jim Elliott
   Posted Wed May 28, 2014
Pat: Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Ron. He was one of
the good guys!
Jim Elliott

Herb Wiggins
   Posted Thu May 29, 2014
This was a shock, I did not know until yesterday of my good friends passing. Ronald lived two doors up from my bothers and I when we were kids and we remembered him as a friend for over 60 years. Sadly we lost track of each other as childhood friends often do.

I will always remember some of our childhood adventures with he and my brothers and believe me there are many happy moments we shared as kids.

My condolences to his wife of many years Pat, and his children and grandchildren.

Carrie Johnson Welter
   Posted Sat May 31, 2014
As a classmate calling to inform Ronald of our upcoming 64th class reunion, I was greatly grieved to be informed of his death just a few days before. How short our time together is and how valued are the times we share with each other in remembering our past. Dave and I had the great privilege of sharing our 50th reunion meal with Ronald and how special that time has become in the face of death. We send our deepest sympathy to Ronald's family for the loss of our friend.

Anne Poindexter
   Posted Mon August 18, 2014
Pat, David, Dean and Denise,
I was saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I recall all the wonderful times living across the street from you on Cavalier Dr. Your family was so special to me and have a special place in my heart. I remember going to the movies with Ron to see The Poseidon Adventure on my 15th birthday. Prayers for all the family and thank you for sharing him with us.