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Ned D Dickson

January 13, 1931 — August 15, 2021

Ned D. Dickson, 90, of Abbeville, husband of Bobbie Jean Roach Dickson, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home in Abbeville, SC with his loving family by his side. He was born on January 13, 1931 in Westminister, SC to the late Dixie O. and Lura B. Dickson.

Mr. Dickson was reared in Anderson, SC. He was selected to attend Palmetto Boys State in 1950 and graduated from Boy’s High School in Anderson, SC in 1951. Ned married Bobbie Jean Roach in 1951, five months before being drafted into the Army. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Armed Forces, 523d Engineer Pipeline Company while serving in the Korean War.

In 1954, Ned became employed with the Beltane Gas Company in Anderson, SC. Relocating to Abbeville, SC in 1958, he became associated with Carolina Pipeline Corporation as a gas serviceman, becoming manager of the Abbeville District in 1969. Ned worked for Carolina Energies, Inc for 20 years. In 1974, he was honored by John A. Warren, President of Carolina Energies, Inc. with the first Presidential Recognition Award. In 1982, Carolina Energies was acquired by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company. In 1985, Mr. Dickson was selected as SCE&G employee of the month and was presented with the “People Helping People” award. He was also selected Southeastern Gas Association’s Gas Man of the Year in 1990. He retired from SCE&G in 1992.

Ned was a member of the Abbeville Rotary Club, a charter member of the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, where he was chairman of the first Membership Committee and in 1983 received the Chamber’s first President’s Award for Outstanding Director. A member of the Abbeville County Development Board, he served on the Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals.

Mr. Dickson has been an active and faithful member of South Side Baptist Church in Abbeville, SC for 62 years, where he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher and assistant church treasurer. Ned and his family enjoyed camping, driving across the United States, especially to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the surrounding area. He loved his family, church and traveling. Ned has dedicated his life to witnessing, mentoring and helping others. His character and integrity leaves a legacy of inspiration to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered for his humor and love of his family.

In addition to his parents, Ned was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Hoard, a son-in-law, Ken Stern; three brothers and a sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Bobbie Jean, of the home; a daughter, Karen Stern of Greenville, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00AM, Friday, August 20, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. Interment will follow on Friday at 1:00 PM in M.J. ‘Dolly’ Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to South Side Baptist Church, 505 W. Greenwood St., Abbeville, SC 29620 or Agape Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, PO Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333.

The family is at the home in Abbeville, SC.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

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302 North Main Street, Abbeville, SC 29620

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