Thomas Coleman Dickerson, 86, of Sanford, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Central Carolina Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

He was born in Vance County on February 18, 1935, to the late John Thomas and Fannie Faucette Dickerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Dickerson Foushee; four sisters and two brothers. Mr. Dickerson was a self-employed acoustical tile installer.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Meeks Dickerson; son, Dale Dickerson of Elon; daughters, Mitzi Johnson, Terry Lynn Dickerson and Tonya Bourgeois, all of Sanford; brother, Tony Dickerson of Franklinton; sisters, Betty Crews and Jane Bridges, both of Franklinton; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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