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OBIT: Mr. Larry Dickens Of The Elmwood Community

Mr. Larry Dickens, an Elmwood Community native and forty-four year resident of Lebanon, died Thursday February 23, 2017 at his home. He was 69.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon February 26th at 3 p.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. Bryan Bratcher and Bro. Larry Pedigo officiated and burial followed in the Dickens family lot in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Born Charles Larry Dickens in at McFarland Hospital in Lebanon on May 20, 1947, he was one of two sons born to the late Charles Dickens who died at the age of 84 on April 20, 2007 and Nellie Ford Woodard Dickens who died at the age of 63 on March 20, 1989.

His wife of over 45 years is the former Patsy Anderson, a native of the Defeated Creek Community.

He was a supervisor for the Jones Bros. Construction Co. of Mt. Juliet for over twenty years until failing health forced him to retire.

Mr. Dickens was a member of the 1965 graduating class at Smith County High School where he majored in foreign languages, played basketball all four years and was a member of the “C” Club, the Latin Club his first three years and the Spanish Club his senior year. He was also sergeant-at-arms of the “C” club his senior year.

Of the 116 graduating members of the class of ’65 he was the 20th member to die.

Mr. Dickens was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are their two daughters, Dana Nicole Dickens and Kimberly Langston and husband Jaime all of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Dickens, Kaden Bijan Dickens, Avrea Kay Dickens and Reese Lee Langston; a brother, Tony Dickens and wife Iris Bennett Dickens of the Elmwood Community.