James Dickinson

July 30, 2022

WEDDINGTON – James (Jim) Dickinson, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  Jim was born on January 30, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Earl and Mary Dickinson and his older brother, Richard Dickinson.

Growing up, Jim excelled as an athlete playing baseball and basketball at Langley High School. Throughout his life, he remained a dedicated fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Pirates and Steelers.  It was during these years, Jim also began what would become a lifelong passion for golf that he shared with so many.  After graduating from high school, Jim attended The University of Miami followed by Xavier University in Ohio where he earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Jim proudly served in the United States Air Force and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  His training and further education led him to his career in Procurement, eventually working at Monsanto and Hoechst/Celanese.

Jim was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.  His ability to instill values and provide advice while still listening with an empathic ear was something that came natural for him.

Jim reconnected with a close friend from high school at their 30-year class reunion. That lovely lady, Lois Greenlee, later became his wife. They were the perfect example of true love.  Combined they shared five children, Bill Dickinson and wife Cay, Sheri Vuich and husband Fred, Kimberly Wilson and husband James, Barb Rider and husband Mike, Kyle Dickinson and husband Cameron Spivey. Their grandchildren include Joshua, Megan, Samantha, Sam, and Tyler.  He was extremely proud of them all, and they will miss his playful spirit.

In addition to being a great family man, Jim was a true role model and gave his time as a coach, youth mentor, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and was always available to be at the bedside of an ailing friend. He was a charming fixture at the Cedarwood Country Club where he was always surrounded by friends.

Always the fighter, he kept his charm and sense of humor to the very end. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. 

The family would like to thank his team of compassionate care givers that helped him live independently throughout his illness.  Also, Memory & Movement Charlotte for their support and guidance along with their continued work with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and related conditions.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville Matthews Road in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Jim to Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation, c/o Memory & Movement Charlotte, 411 Billingsley Road, Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28211 or https://www.mmclt.org/donate/ or the Allzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

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Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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