Posted by Joan Baker on June 9, 2020
I can't believe he is gone.
He was so young.
Posted by BOB WASHMON on March 21, 2020
I still can’t believe Champ is gone first of all, and secondly that it has already been a year. I will just always remember him as the bright spot in whatever room he was in. His sense of humor and dry wit were ever present.

Rest In Peace old friend,
Posted by Gary Moten on March 21, 2020
Ride on Mustang Ride on! God bless
Posted by Laura Hill on June 10, 2019
Happy Birthday, Anthony!
This year I'm remembering birthdays past...
June 9th, 2017-We were in South Padre Island, TX celebrating your 60th birthday. We stayed at a cool old hotel in Port Isabel and drove up the peninsula a ways from South Padre where we found this beach that we could drive out on. I couldn't get the picture to paste, but in it you were looking out of the passenger window a second before, you hid just as I took the pic, lol. Such a brat! The beach was amazing, and the company unbeatable, but the local radio stations only played tejano music. That didn't stop us. We spent several days rocking out in Spanish. We drug ourselves away from the beach later for our evening fishing charter. We went fishing in the bay, and you (of course) caught all the fish. I didn't even catch one. You had a bunch on your stringer, but you left it hanging over the side of the boat when we headed back to port. We laughed when we realized that there we only a couple left on it we we landed. It was such fun. I knew that you were hurting after all of our activity and desperately needed rest, but you never complained. That's just the way you were... always smiling through the pain.
We wandered all the way back up the coast, staying in dive hotels in Port Aransas and wherever we felt like spending more time fishing and swimming. I wish I could post the picture I took of you fighting a pelican who was trying to steal the shrimp you bought to use at bait. That one was priceless! We ate wonderful, fresh seafood at various little restaurants along our route, and we got to see everything along the coast for one last time before Hurricane Harvey took its toll a short time later. I took a ton of pictures, but they accidentally got deleted when I was trying to download them to my computer. I plan to take my phone into the AT&T store and see if they can find them somehow. If they recover them I will post them here.
If I'd have known that this would be our last time there, I would not have changed one moment of our trip. (Not even the panicked stop we made at the border check station. I'll leave that up to the imagination for now...) Every second was perfect. Always was... I told my friends "I can't feel my face when I'm with Champ". There was never a truer statement.
Memories like these sustain us now that you are gone. They cause us to smile secret smiles and laugh to ourselves when we remember times like these with you. We only regret the things we didn't do, and there wasn't much that you and I didn't do. Ha! Life was a grand adventure. I will always love you, Anthony. Thanks for making my life extraordinary for so many years! I was blessed to be loved by you....
Posted by Rob Zabroky on May 30, 2019
PHS Graduate 1978 "GO OILERS!" Champ was an inspiration to many of us in the Pearland High School athletic programs. An inspiration to many of us, pushing harder to be the best we could be. My prayers and condolences to Champ's family and friends. He was a positive influence in so many lives, directly and indirectly. God Bless!
Posted by BOB WASHMON on April 30, 2019
Champ and I were team mates at HCJC in the fall of 1975. I will never forget the first time I met him. We had just arrived for two-a-days and as I was walking down the hall of the old dorm, i saw Champ at his door I guess unlocking it for the first time. I introduced my self as "Bob Washmon from Van, Texas". Champ responded that he was "Champ Dickerson from Pearland, Texas". I had never heard of Pearland before being a country boy from East Texas, so I said "Where in the heck is Pearland?" Then champ smiled and kind of chuckled and said "Well where in the heck is Van, Texas?" We had a good laugh and it showed me that Champ was a man of good humor and possessed a warm heart towards his fellow man. Champ had the hardest work ethic of anyone I have ever known and he was a fierce competitor. Though we had not stayed in touch through the years, I always had fond memories of him when I thought about HCJC and I was glad to see that he had made a name for himself with the Dallas Cowboys. I am saddened that we must carry on without Champ. The world is a worse place without him. But I look forward to the time when we will meet again with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. My sincerest condolences to the family and his friends. May God bless you all and bring you peace.
Posted by Dwain Terrell on April 23, 2019
Rip champ, you will truly be missed.
Posted by Alicia Wilprit March on March 31, 2019
Memories of you from the County Rd 2154 Troup, Texas. We all played together up and down that road when we were kids. Condolences from the Liberty Church Community and Your Liberty Family Members.
Posted by Roy Douglas on March 30, 2019
It was an honor and privilege to be a friend and teammate of Champ. He was a guiding light and inspiration for me when I first arrived to SMU the summer of 1977. A fearless competitor both on and off the field and a fun loving guy that everyone enjoyed being around. God bless you and your family.
Rest in peace brother!
Roy Douglas
Posted by Dk Perry on March 29, 2019
Champ we will all miss you my brother,but God needed another angel so he call you. Help us to understand that this life is short and tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
Posted by Tim Jones on March 28, 2019
Champ and I were roommates at SMU, He arrived from Henderson County junior college and I from Tyler junior college. In coming to SMU, I had never been around a football player like champ. We all know he was a great athlete, But his personal qualities were unique in that he was truly driven to be the best. If you ever trained with him you came away knowing that he was going to be special.
Champ was in my wedding in 1984 and I was in his. We would reconnect over the years as he later moved to East Texas and spent time there.
His kindness and free spirited mentality never changed.
We love you" champ" and you will be missed.
Posted by James Mobley on March 28, 2019
Tremendous athlete. Phenomenal human being. RIP Champ.
Posted by Nancy Osteen-Blumenthal on March 28, 2019
Gone too soon!
Praying for comfort and peace for the family. He was a light and inspiration for everyone who knew him.
Posted by Putt Choate on March 27, 2019
Champ and I were team captains and inside linebackers at SMU. Not only was he possibly the best athlete I ever played with, Champ was one of the fiercest competitors EVER.
Champ would never let anyone beat him in a sprint. One day we were out running sprints and a few of us devised a plan to "beat" Champ. We were running 20 reps of 40 yard sprints, and every sprint one of us would take off full speed, knowing Champ would not let us win. The plan was to wear him out in the early sprints, and then on the last few we would unleash another "fast" guy who had been laying back the whole time.
Champ scorched us on every sprint. He won them all. He was totally gassed, but there was no way he would let someone beat him. He was amazing.
When Champ arrived at SMU, I was the entrenched and celebrated LB. His arrival and fierce play made me elevate my game to a new level--he made me a better football player, and together we were as good a pair of inside LB's as there were in the country.
Many of us lost track of Champ over the years, but I can promise the short time he was with us at SMU he made an impression.
Rest in peace, Champ, as you truly were a Champion.
Posted by Lawren Royall on March 26, 2019
Rest in heavenly peace my dear. I will always remember your deep hearty laugh, your countless and in-depth philosophies on life and everything else you chose to educate yourself on and share. You were a jewel as well as a talented jeweler, heaven has truly gained an angel.
Posted by JOAN BAKER on March 26, 2019
So sorry, I new the family well. Even ate some of their vegetables.
JoAn at Joan's Beauty Shop
Posted by Gary Moten on March 26, 2019
Mustang for life! God Bless
Posted by Yolanda Washington on March 26, 2019
Posted by Diana Cains on March 26, 2019
Such a very sweet guy, we, at University Place, will truly miss him.
Posted by Tracii Lacy on March 26, 2019
Uncles are often used to fill in the GAP for what is missing in your life. This only child never felt like she had anything missing...
Uncle Champ was the best GAP brother, GAP dad, and the best PAL AROUND TOWN EVER!!! Never a dull moment. He was just "THAT UNCLE". I am deeply saddened for the loss Uncle Champ...
Posted by Fred Goodwin on March 25, 2019
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Dickerson. I didn't know him personally, but I remember him from his days as a Dallas Cowboy. He will be missed by many of us old-school fans. Rest in peace "Champ".
Posted by Steve Matchett on March 25, 2019
Oilers #44 Forever! PEARLAND HIGH SCHOOL class of 1975 Alumni were honored to grow up with you and know you as our Champ! Rest In Peace.
Posted by Cleve Hardman on March 25, 2019
Champ arrived at SMU just months before I graduated. His qualities were immediately apparent - on the field and off of the field. I am deeply saddened by his passing at much too young of an age.
Posted by Ava Glaspie on March 25, 2019
"Heaven's Garden" has another flower...RIP Champ
Posted by Mary Bianchi on March 25, 2019
RIP my friend

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