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Charles “Charlie D” Loy Dickson, Jr., age 96, passed away December 29, 2021 in Flat Rock, NC. He was born in Gastonia, NC on December 23, 1925, the son of the late Charles Loy “Dick” and Nannie Dickson. He is survived by his sister Nancy Herbert, his nephew Charles Herbert (Farrow), his nieces Luci Herbert-Hansen and Diane Moul (Bob), great nieces Kristin Herbert, Sophie Clark, and Lauren Moul, and great nephew Jackson Moul.
Charlie D grew up during the great depression spending summers on his Grand Dad’s farm in the Hendersonville area. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and volunteered to serve in the 82nd Airborne from April 1944 – April 1946. He jumped into Sainte- Mère-Èglise on D-Day, and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge at Bastonge. He continued to serve in Stuttgart, Germany after V-Day in Europe until April 1946, obtaining the rank of Private First Class. Upon his return home to Spartanburg, SC he earned a BS in Physics from Wofford College.
Charlie D was then called back to service for the Korean War from 1951-1953, obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Upon his return from Korea, he worked in the cotton business for Milliken for many years before opening his own framing and interior design business where he hired and mentored high school students that come see him to this day.
Besides Charlie D’s unwavering dedication and service to our country he was also fiercely dedicated and loyal to God, his family, and friends. He was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spartanburg, SC and the American Legion. He had a fantastic memory and was a gifted storyteller! He loved being with people, hunting, gardening, baseball, and reading history (particularly about the Civil War). He read the local paper from cover to cover and was extremely generous with his love, time, and treasure. He brought a smile to so many people from all walks of life. He will be sorely missed by many.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 am with Visitation at 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spartanburg, SC.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
St. John's Lutheran Church
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