Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


November 27, 2012

Vernon E. Dickens 1933-2012

ASHLAND — Vernon E. Dickens, 79, of Ashland, passed away in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.  

He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Boyd County, to the late George and Minnie Sallie Dickens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda Lee Gibbs Dickens, on Oct. 22, 2012; and two brothers, Hager Dickens and Carl Dickens.

Vernon was co-owner of Western Hills Motor Lodge, Western Hills Florist and Dickens Shell-13th Street. He was a founding member of the Cannonsburg Volunteer Fire Department and served for 27 years as a fireman, assistant fire chief and fire chief. He attended Rose Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by sons Vernon A. Dickens and wife Ginger of Ashland and George R. Dickens and wife Lisa of Nicholasville; grandchildren Lee Dickens and wife Meredith of Ashland, Malina Dickens of Catlettsburg and Emily Dickens, and Alyssa Dickens, both of Nicholasville; a great-grandchild, Liam Dickens, expected in February 2013; a sister, Joann Salyers and husband Marvin of Cannonsburg; Gina Dickens of Catlettsburg; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland with the Rev. Ed Caudill and Chaplain Jimm Smedley officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.   

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

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