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Oneal Joy Dickson

June 14, 1927 — August 29, 2022



Mr. Oneal Joy Dickson, age 95 of Waverly, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2022 at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee.

Oneal was born June 14, 1927 in Perry County, Tennessee to the late Leander Dickson and Bessie Kimbel Dickson. When Oneal was a senior in High School he was drafted and joined the United States Navy. While serving in the Navy, he was a supply officer. When he returned home at the age of 21, he went back to High School, determined to finish his education, and received his diploma.  Oneal Dickson was the previous owner of Valley West Welding in Waverly, a member of the Waverly First United Methodist Church, and a member of the LMasonic Lodge in Perry County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.

A private graveside service was held for the family at Young Cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Dorothy Halbrook Dickson of Waverly, daughter, Andrea Arndt (husband John) of Franklin, Tennessee, and granddaughter, Katy Forry (husband Michael) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He also leaves 27 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Leander Dickson, mother, Bessie Kimbel Dickson, six sisters and three brothers.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced as information becomes available.

Arrangements are under the care of Luff-Bowen Funeral Home. 2400 HWY 13 N, Waverly, TN 37185.
Phone: (931)296-2437.
Online condolences may be made by visiting our website,

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