John R. Dicks Sr., 80, of Greenville passed away July 28, 2013, at his residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 19, 1932, in Weirton, W.Va., John was the son of John Calvin and Bernice (Converse) Dicks. He married Elmer Criss Tennison. He served in the United States Army and was a retired electrical engineer.
His survivors include his wife, Elmer C. Tennison; son John Dicks Jr.and wife Denise; daughter Rosemary Guerrero and husband Juan; sister Mary Eby; grandchildren Justin and Kayle Dicks; and stepchildren Francine Hayes and husband Vic, David Tennison and wife Arleatha, Tamera Birmingham-Jones, and Terence Tennison and wife Janice.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Pallbearers will be David Tennison, Robert Alexander, Curtis Williams, Vic Hays, and Terence Tennison.
Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com