Let the memory of Matt be with us forever
  • 57 years old
  • Born on September 17, 1960 .
  • Passed away on July 17, 2018 .
John Madison Dickerson, 57, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
Matt was a native of Granville County. He was the son of the late Douglas and Betty Ann Currin Dickerson and the grandson of Roy and Nell Currin. Matt was retired from Granville County Schools after thirty years of service. He served on the Granville Rural Fire Department for forty-two years and was the assistant chief for the last twenty-five years. He was currently employed with Hilltop Lumber Company and the Oxford Fire Department.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Thursday July 19, 2018 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Reverend John Yount. Burial will be held in Meadowview Memorial Park in Oxford.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 3:00, prior to the funeral, at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.
Surviving are a daughter Betsy Dickerson, a son Doug Dickerson (Sammy Jo), his wife Claudette F. Dickerson all of Oxford,  one brother, David Dickerson (Terry) of Oxford, three sisters, Lisa Oakes (Barry), Anna Yancey (Jeff) and Betty Hicks (Kenny) all of Oxford and two grand-dogs Diesel and Roxy.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Granville Rural Fire Department, 6700 Matt Currin Rd., Oxford, NC 27565.
Posted by Bonnie Cottrell on 19th July 2018
Will miss the gathering on Sidney Cottrell road with Matt being there. Being at Dennis Thanksgiving suppers or the road gathering for a special celebration. Heaven gained another good guy. Prayers for the family and the extended family and friends.
Posted by Barbara Felts on 19th July 2018
I have many fond memories of my time with Matt and his family many years ago. I am so very sorry for your loss and I am praying for you all during this difficult time. Barbara Felts (Smith)
Posted by Angela Oakley on 19th July 2018
Claudette, Doug, Besty and family, Matt was a wonderful person so full of life, always making people smile. Smile on the Memories and hold them tight. He will truly be missed by many, many people because of all the lives he touched. You all as with all extended family are in our thoughts and prayers and will be for times to come. If any of you need anything at all, Please don't hesitate to stop by or call. We are right down the road. With Love, Andy, Angie and Austin Oakley
Posted by Joe Haskins on 19th July 2018
Matt was the kind of person that would have me laughing in a few minutes when around him. May God bless the family as you go through this difficult time. He loved his county and community.He will be greatly missed.
Posted by William & Earline Newton on 19th July 2018
We have known Matt from when we started our business in 1984 and have known him to be such a nice person. Our hearts are heavy with his loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Posted by Deborah Lunsford on 19th July 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Posted by Kathy Wilkerson on 18th July 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Matt always made you smile - he will surely be missed.
Posted by Nancy Dickerson on 18th July 2018
Lisa, Anna, Betty and family, I didn't know this was your brother until I read this. I am so sorry to hear of his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time. Please let me know if we can do anything for any of you! Woodrow and Nancy Dickerson
Posted by Vivian Wright on 18th July 2018
Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought and always in your heart, today and forever. Praying for you all.
Posted by Gayle And David Faucette on 18th July 2018
Betsy, Doug and Claudette my heart breaks for you and all your family. Matt was an awesome person and loved by so many. Cherish the memories and keep them locked in your heart. Take care of each other and know we are down the road if you need us. Take one day at a time and don't look ahead right now I pray for y'all and the extended family comfort and peace and strength.
Posted by Kathy Klein on 18th July 2018
David, Anna, rest of family. So sorry to hear about Matt. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Matt will be missed by many.
Posted by Cassandra Champion on 18th July 2018
It is with immense sadness that I write this.. Matt was a man who always carried a laugh and was always a pleasure to work beside in any situation. He will be greatly missed and my heart and soul goes out to the family. May God give you the strength to carry you and comfort you in the future that lies ahead. Casey and Wayne Champion
Posted by Vicki Deal on 18th July 2018
Betsy I am heartbroken for you your brother and your mom. Life deals us some horrible blows! I wanted you to know I will be on. Raleigh Thursday for a state testing appointment and will be unable to attend the visitation or service but please know I have already lifted your family in prayer and will continue to do so. Again I am very sorry. Vicki Deal
Posted by Kelley Blake on 18th July 2018
Thought and prayers to all the family in this difficult time, may god give u the peace u need in the coming days ahead. With much love, Chad, Kelley, Briana & Ashton Blake
Posted by Charlie Roberts on 18th July 2018
Dasie and I are very sorry for you lost. Our prayers are with you and all you love ones. May GOD be with you on your hardest days. Dasie and Charlie, Katie, Jessica, Crystal, Ashley. Mat will be MISSED!!!
Posted by Sharon Yancey on 18th July 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Posted by Darlene Campbell on 18th July 2018
So very, very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to endure and love to feel comforted in the days ahead. We love you , Darlene and Skinny Campbell

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