Clair O. Dickinson
Clair O. “Jake” Dickinson, 81, Everett, died Monday, January 3, 2011.
He was born August 16, 1929, in Saxton, a son of the late Caulder and Flo (Truax) Dickinson.
On March 10, 1953, in Cumberland, Md., he married Helen E. (Karns) Dickinson, who survives along with their children: Shirley L. Vinson, and husband Mark, of Harrisonville; Connie A. Conrath and husband Robert, of Everett; Jeanne S. Roscoe, and husband Stephen of Six Mile Run; Debra K. Sarver, and husband Edward of Manns Choice; Ricky E. Dickinson and wife Bonnie, of Crystal Spring; Terry L. Dickinson and special friend Deb College of Everett; Timmy L. Dickinson, of Everett; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Maude Thomas of McConnellsburg and Gaye McConaughey of Huntingdon; and a brother, Leroy Dickinson, and wife Colleen, of Mont Alto.
He was preceded in passing by a sister, Roberta Morrison; an infant brother, Jesse Dickinson; and two brothers: Percy and George Dickinson.
In his younger days, he was a member of the EUB Christian Church in Wells Tannery and worked at the sand quarries in Tatesville, and then worked with his father as a logger cutting timber.
After his marriage to Helen, together they worked throughout the Bedford-Fulton Cambria county regions, painting and wallpapering homes for many families until retiring.
At home, “Jake,” as he was known to family and friends, enjoyed deer hunting, taking his children on camping and fishing trips, and was a talented cabinetmaker maker who was well known for the gun cabinets that sold to so many. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 7, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett, with Rev. Curtis Bryant officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service.
Burial will be held at EUB Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Clair to the funeral home.