Leon Dale Dickson, 87, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day at his living facility with family at his side.
He was the son of James and Clara (Miller) Dickson, born on Nov. 22, 1932, and was a lifelong resident of Marshall County. He was a member of the Plymouth High School class of 1951 and was a member of the Blissville Church of the Brethren.
He married Doris May Livinghouse on Sept. 28, 1952, and celebrated 67 years of marriage. They had three children: Susan Dickson, David & Sharon (Anderson) Dickson, all of Bloomington; and Patricia Dickson, Marion. His sister, Phyllis Cartwright, also currently resides in Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and his oldest daughter: Susan.
He worked for 30 years at a local florist shop in Plymouth. His love of plants and flowers helped him develop his special talent of making corsages, centerpieces, and developing beautiful arrangements of flowers which were on display at many weddings and funerals around Plymouth. He was an avid gardener at home, growing vegetables each season as well as maintaining a beautiful lawn, complete with cherry, peach, and apricot trees. His hobbies also included card clubs, bowling, woodworking, and being scout master for a time for local Cub Scouts.
His family welcomes you to share memories of Leon from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 30, in the Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home, located at 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Kristin Harp officiating. Burial will follow at New Oak Hill Cemetery. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it is asked that you please wear a face mask and follow social distance guidelines during the services. Your cooperation is appreciated.
The family requests memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be given in Leon’s memory to the Marshall County Humane Society (P.O. Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563).