Harley Orlan Dickerson, 67, of Central Point, died of a heart attack on March 29, 2009.
He was born Jan. 30, 1942 in Alton, Mo., and was one of five sons born to the late Harley Orlan Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Dickerson, of Doniphan, Mo. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1960 and received a degree in education from SOU in 1966. He later received a master’s degree in administration.
Mr. Dickerson taught for over 31 years. Most of those years were with
the Central Point School District. He retired from the District 9
School District as an administrator in 1998.
He was an
avid sportsman, loved fishing, hunting, horseback riding and was a
member of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Posse. He coached at various
levels and more recently was assistant coach for SOU women’s softball.
to teammates and family, he played college baseball and football and
adult fast pitch softball. He was an all-star catcher for the "Malot
Mudhens" and was inducted into the Medford and Oregon Sport’s Hall of
Fame. The family dusted off over 91 trophies.
include three children; Debra Rivers, Angela Sandblast and Bryan
Dickerson, seven grandchildren; and four brothers, David, Jerry, Jim
and Ken Dickerson.
A memorial service will be held Friday,
April 10 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Chapel, 2201 N. Phoenix Rd. Viewing
will be at 10 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of which
he was a lifetime member (http:www.RMEF.org.)