Let the memory of Steve be with us forever.
  • 77 years old
  • Born on September 11, 1941 .
  • Passed away on March 5, 2019 .
Steve Dickerson, 77, Granville County native, entrepreneur and all-around character passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Steve and Sharon have been married for 52 years, being blessed along the way with four children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Steve worked as a farm equipment mechanic with Oxford Implement Company for 18 years, making lifelong friends everywhere he went. He worked a short stint as a jailer with the Granville County Sheriff’s Department while he and Sharon started and built Steve’s Lawn and Garden of Oxford. Over the years, Steve’s has served as not only a leading business in the community but also as a gathering place for friends and family to share a sausage biscuit and a laugh.
Steve, the patriarch of a close-knit 22 member family, always believed his children and grandchildren to be his greatest accomplishment. While known as a fun-loving man, he may be best remembered for his big heart and takes a piece of each family members’ heart with him. He was their rock, solid and strong in stature as well as character, spirit and faith. He is survived by his faithful wife, Sharon, his four children Paul Anthony Dickerson (Terese) of Oxford, Dawn Dickerson Palmer (Mike) of Youngsville, Sandra Dickerson Crouse (Martin) of Reidsville, and Steven Lance Dickerson (D’Ann) of Blacksburg, VA as well as grandchildren Lillie, Jacob, Maggie, Abigail, and Samuel Dickerson; Wade, Jarod, and Sierra Palmer; Steven and Rachel Crouse and great-grandchild Jackson Mullins. 
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Susan Dickerson, and a brother Dodson Dickerson. He is survived by brothers Chip Dickerson (Dale) and Brent Dickerson (Ann), as well as sisters Brenda Dickerson Parker (Richard) and Janice Dickerson Gilliam (Tim).
Eakes Funeral Services of Oxford will host visitation on Sunday, March 10, 2019 beginning at 12:30 with funeral services following at 2:00.
In lieu of flowers, Steve requested that donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at  donate.lovetotherescue.org.
Posted by Barbara Clayton on 8th March 2019
So very sorry we didn't have the honor of knowing Mr. Dickerson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Edgar and Barbara Clayton
Posted by Eric Noe on 8th March 2019
I worked for Steve for 13 years.Lots of people arent lucky enough to have good memories of their boss,but I have nothing but fond,hilarious memories of Steve.He treated all his employees as true friends and not just as employees.He was a generous man with a good heart and i will forever be grateful for the opportunities that he gave me in life.
Posted by Gloria Land on 7th March 2019
James and I moved to Oxford in 1986. I met a lot of his friends and "old cronies". They were all really nice and friendly but there was one who was absolutely "unique". STEVE DICKERSON! He walked up to me and said "Glory" welcome to Oxford but I'm sorry you are with that son of a ____! Then, he broke out in the biggest laugh and gave me a huge hug! He could always make me. laugh and feel better by talking to him. I don't ever believe he ever met a stranger. God blessed him with a wonderful wife, Sharon. If she was with Steve or talking about him, you could just see the love in her eyes and her whole face. The two of them made great children and that resulted in a loving , close knit FAMILY. We will miss you, Steve, but you will never be forgotten. Love, James and Gloria Land
Posted by Debbie Laney on 7th March 2019
So sorry to here of Steve's passing. He was definitely a character and always kept us going. He will be missed with the Saturday breakfast crew. Know u all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by CURTIS PUGH on 7th March 2019
who ever wrote this obit .about Steve.must have known him well.he was a fun man to be around ....one of his good friends and i visited Steve back in the fall ...Jack Watson from Lenoir.he was still him self ...just full of it... as always and Gerald Denny and Steve were a mess when you put them together.i hope him and Gerald are still carrying on
Posted by Sandee Wiggins on 7th March 2019
Sandra, Martin, Steven, and Rachel, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Know that we are always here for you all. Much love, Sandee, Tom, Abraham, and Hannah
Posted by Mary Ann Lunsford on 6th March 2019
May God comfort you all during this time and bring you peace.
Posted by Linda Self on 6th March 2019
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and comfort you through this terrible time. Linda and Sonny Self
Posted by Mary Veasey on 6th March 2019
To Sharon and family: We always enjoyed being around Steve . He was my classmate and such a kind person. We will miss having fellowship with him each year. May God bless and comfort you, guide you and give you peace during this time . We share your sorrow. Love, Mary and L A Veasey
Posted by Marilyn Watkins on 6th March 2019
Sandra and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know my love, thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Posted by Sammy Bottoms on 6th March 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Steve.I have had so good good times and some good laughs being with him.I am so glad that I was one of his friends.My prayers go out to Sharon and Paul and their family.
Posted by Janice Gilliam on 6th March 2019
As the baby sister of an amazing sibling line of six that was suddenly reduced to four yesterday morning at around 9:00 a.m, I write this with a heavy heart but with all the love I can bestow on my now belated brother and to his family. If you knew Steve, you know what is meant by the words "all around character" as he was affectionately described in his obituary, and that he truly was. But more than that, I knew him to not only be a loving son, brother, husband, dad and granddad but so much more than a lot of people had the opportunity to see and know as I did as his sister. As big and gruff as his outer appearance may have sometimes seemed, he was a huge teddy bear on the inside with a heart of gold for anyone and everyone, especially for anyone down on their luck or in need. He had a manner that endeared him to most anyone and everyone and he will be sorely missed in so many ways. That "character" is what will continue to live through his siblings, his wife, and his kids as family gatherings offer a time to reflect, laugh and remember all the crazy things that made Steve who he was and what he meant to all of us. I love you brother and to Sharon, Paul, Dawn, Sandra and Lance: may those wonderful memories you have be the extension you need to the rock he was to you in your lives. Always know your family loves and supports you through this difficult time.
Posted by Tempie Forbes on 6th March 2019
We are very sorry about Mr. Dickerson. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Morton & Sherman Implement Co. and Employees

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