David Edward Dickson

David Edward Dickson

Birth
Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Feb 1992 (aged 27)
Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Burial Chestnut Fork, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 108619919 · View Source
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David Edward Dickson, 27, Salem, passed away Monday, February 10, 1992 in a Roanoke hospital.

He is survived by his father, Jerry Melvin (Elizabeth) Dickson, his mother, Gail R. (Jack) Cagle (Jack); grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Harris; grandmother, Hazel (Doug) Shrader; step-grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Blankenship.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 13, 1992 at 12 noon at Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. I.W. Sloan officiating. Interment will be in Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery.

Our loved one died on his own battlefield. He was killed in action fighting a civil war. He fought against adversaries that were as real to him as his casket is real to us. They were powerful adversaries. They took toll of his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges of his courage and his strength. At last these adversaries overwhelmed him. And it appeared that he lost the war. But did he? I see a host of victories that he has won!

For one thing he has won our admiration because even if he lost the war, we give him credit for his bravery on the battlefield. And we give him credit for the courage and pride and hope that he used as his weapons as long as he could. We shall remember not his death, but his daily victories gained through his kindnesses and thoughtfulness, through his love for family and friends, for animals and books and music, for all things beautiful, lovely and honorable. We shall remember not his last day of defeat, but we shall remember the many days that he was victorious over overwhelming odds. We shall remember not the years we thought he had left, but the intensity with which he lived the years that he had.

Only God knows what this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in his soul. But our consolation is that God does know and understands.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Edward Dickson (24 Jun 1964–10 Feb 1992), Find a Grave Memorial no. 108619919, citing Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery, Chestnut Fork, Bedford County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by HDR (contributor 47861862) .