John F. Dickey passed away on July 3, 2020, after a battle with cancer.

John was born on February 12, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to John F. Dickey, Sr., and Louise (Vandenberg) Dickey. John graduated from Utica High School, Michigan, in 1963, and married his high school sweetheart, Nina, in 1964. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1969 and was assigned to bases in Colorado, Missouri, South Carolina, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. He retired in 1989 and settled with his wife and daughters in Knob Noster, Missouri.

In retirement, John enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his wife and friends, traveling to new locations, and gardening. He had a passion for Maltese dogs and a special place in his heart for his most recent dog, K.C.

John is survived by his wife; daughters Jennifer Ann Pulliam (Andrew) and Amy Louise Creighton (Adonius); grandchildren Jacob Mark Creighton, Brannon Andrew Pulliam, and Kellen Mark Pulliam; great-granddaughter Stella Marie Creighton; and his brother Michael Dickey. He was preceded in death by his son Mark, his parents, and several aunts and uncles with whom he was close.

No local services will be scheduled. The family will hold a private burial service in Colorado. People wishing to honor John’s life may make donations to the ASPCA.

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Nina, I am so sorry to hear of John's death. He was a lovely man who loved you dearly. I truly enjoyed my small role in providing healthcare for him. The only saving grace is that he is no longer in pain or feeling absolutely lousy to put it mildly. Please let us know if you need a sympathetic ear or a big shoulder to cry on. Again I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. God bless you and your family, Dr. Long

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