Thomas N. Dickinson, aged 66, of Marshall
died May 17. He was retired from the U,S. Army, a World War II and
Korean war veteran and a member of the Christian Church. Survivors
are his wife Gwen; two sons, James T. Dickinson of Jacksonville and
Charles Dickinson of Gilbert; a daughter, Patricia Wirth of Abilene,
Tex.; two sisters Gerry Gardner and Sally Lemming, both of Nevada, four
grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside service will be at
2 p.m. Sunday in Okolona Cemetery, Okolona by Coffman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society/
[Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR, May 25, 1985]
Grave marker for
Thomas N. Dickerson in Okolona Cemetery, Okolona (Clark county),
Thomas enlisted at Los Angeles, CA on
6 February 1941 and after an unbroken succession of re-enlistments,
retired as a Maser Sergeant on 31 January 1960.
On 11 April 1956 he was listed on the
"Return of 508th RCT To CONUS" advanced party movement order from Camp
Chickamauga, Japan to Camp Campbell, KY via Travis AFB, CA, with wife
and 2 children.
His departure, however, did not occur until 4 June 1956, when he and
his family boarded General Airways, Flight 806/04, aircraft NC56005,
in Tokyo bound for Honolulu with a refueling stop at Wake Island.