OXFORD—Orvil “Mr. Doke” Dickey, age 92, died Saturday morning, October 15, 2016, in the Mississippi Veteran’s Home at Oxford with his family by his side.
Born in Calhoun County in 1924, Mr. Doke was a son of the late Johnny and Mattie Potts Dickey. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army and worked for many years at Big Yank in Water Valley. Mr. Doke enjoyed gardening and was well known for helping people. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Mt. Liberty Church.
The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 18, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial followed in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County with Jeremy Dickey, Corey Dickey, Jason Sharp, Jonathan Sharp, Carson Sharp, Collin Sharp and Matt May as pallbearers. Ransom Bell, Shadduck Bell, Cole Camp, Hartley Camp, Jack Culvertson, Jake Dickey, Andrew Farmer, and Zack Martin were honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Dickey was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Syble Sutherland Dickey, one brother, Talmadge Dickey, and two sisters, U. V. Morgan and Birdie Morris.
He is survived by one daughter, Janice Sharp (Charles) of Water Valley; two sons, Grady L. Dickey (Jeanette) of Southlake, Texas and Steve Dickey of Water Valley; two sisters, Flauline Malone of West Memphis, Ark. and Nilda Morris of Southaven; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.