Belmont, NY - Carl R. Dickerson, age 83, of State Route 244 passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, after a short illness at Rochester General Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1930 at home in Alma to Charles and Lina Harrington Dickerson. On April 11, 1953 in Alma he married the former Lucille Quick who survives.
Carl attended Wellsville Central School and served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1957. He was a self employed for several years with Dick Marsh as DicMar Construction. Carl later bought the Belmont Hardware in the mid 1970's till he sold it in the early 1980's. He then went to work for the former Brooks Farm and Home Center in Wellsville from where he retired. For 26 years he and Lucille ran Dickerson's Rest Home in Belmont and for the last several years he Lucille could be seen in Fassett Lane Lumber doing the year-end inventory. Carl was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Belmont where he served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and for 53 years was a deacon. Carl was an avid gardener and had two passions in life, faith and family.
Surviving besides his wife Lucille are a son Warren (Kim) Dickerson of Belmont; 2 daughters, Ann L. Brown and Anita (Marc) Johnson both of Wellsville; Several grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Carl was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, Ruby Birch and Charlotte Kellogg, 3 brothers, Earl, Orville, and Arvis Dickerson, a granddaughter, Melissa Johnson and a son in law Steven Brown.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont and on Tuesday from 1pm to 2 pm in the Belmont First Baptist Church. His Funeral Service will follow at 2 pm with Pastor Roger Downer with burial in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorials in Carl's name may be made to either the Belmont First Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.