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 hus- band Edward of Manns Choice; Ricky E. Dickinson and wife Bonnie of Crystal Spring; Terry L. Dickinson and special friend Deb Colledge, Everett; and Timmy L. Dickinson of Everett; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Maude Thomas of Mc- Connellsburg and Gaye Mc- Conaughey of Huntingdon; and a brother, Leroy Dickinson, and wife Colleen of Mont Alto.
He was preceded in death 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 dad 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 he, as family and friends knew him, enjoyed deer hunting, taking his children on camping and fishing trips, and was a talented cabinetmaker who was well known for the gun cabinets that he sold to so many. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett. Rev. Curtis Bryant officiated. Burial was made in Wells Valley Roaring Run Cemetery, Wells Tannery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.