Cledas Julian Dicks, 89 of Lake City, passed away after a short illness on Monday, June 28, 2021. He was born March 28, 1932 on the farm to the late Edgar and Fanny Rogers Dicks and was a lifetime resident of Columbia County. Mr. Dicks was a graduate of the Mason City School class of 1950 and served his country by joining the United States Navy. After returning home from the Navy, he worked several years with Hackney Grocery Company and then worked for the United States Postal Service for 27 years until his retirement. During his life of employment he also made time to farm which was a lifetime passion. He devoted all of his adult life as a follower of Jesus Christ and was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher from a young age and also served on the Board of Deacons for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clifford Dicks; one sister, Geneva Dicks; and three brothers-in-law, Roger Liston, Dan Deveraux and Gerald Wood; and one sister-in-law, Hilmer Jean Dicks.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Goodson Dicks; two daughters, Becky Edenfield and Marsha Wallace (Wayne) all of Lake City; three grandsons, Joshua Thomas (Nicki), Lake City, Brandon Thomas (Joclyn), Winston-Salem, NC and Tyler Floyd (Sarah), Lake City; three sisters, Kathleen Wood, Marcel Keen (Sherod) and Gloria Deveraux all of Lake City; and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Dicks will be conducted on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Hopeful Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Sweat officiating. Interment will follow at Hopeful Baptist Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International.
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