Sept. 6, 1937 – March 20, 2018
A celebration of life will be held for Kenneth E. Dickey, 80, of Myrtle Point at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the First Christian Church, 511 Sixth St. in Myrtle Point.
Ken was born Sept. 6, 1937 in Reydon, Okla., to Leston and Mary (Frankford) Dickey. He died March 20, 2018 in Myrtle Point.
In 1954 Ken moved with his family to Myrtle Point. He graduated from Myrtle Point High School with the Class of 1956. He married Marcel Linder Dec. 20, 1958 in the old Myrtle Point Christian Church. Ken served his country during Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service. He worked as a X-ray and lab tech for 30 years at the Myrtle Point Clinic.
Ken was very active in the Myrtle Point Christian Church, serving in numerous capacities over his lifetime. He enjoyed helping many church widows around their homes, mowing lawns or cleaning out gutters. He led the worship service for the church at the Myrtle Point Care Center for many years and he loved children and very much loved donating his time at Camp Little River. He loved spending time with and taking care of his grandchildren. He also was a member of the Lee Ray Veterans of Foriegn Wars Post No. 2928.
Ken is survived by his wife, Marcel; sons, Melvin and David; daughters, Rosalind Meyer and Diana Geers; sister, Shirley Sams; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be sent in his name to Camp Little River, for children’s scholarships, c/o First Christian Church, P.O. Box 545, Myrtle Point, OR 97458.
Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service – Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.westrumfuneralservice.com.
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