Richard E. “Pete” Dickerson, aged 78 of Excelsior Springs, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at North Kansas City Hospital. Richard was born in Milan, Missouri on October 22, 1940, to Melvin J. and Thelma (Adkins) Dickerson. He married Sharon Payne on June 17, 1963, and she survives him.

Richard worked as an electrician for Ward Electrical in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron Dickerson and sister Cary Shoemaker.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of the home in Excelsior Springs; one brother James Dickerson and Kari of Kansas City; many nieces and nephews; and cousins, Dorothy Smith of Milan, Carolyn Baldwin, Linda Thomas, and Sandra Adams all of Kansas City.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline. The family plans to hold a Celebration of Life at the First United Methodist Church at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Association and mailed to 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658.

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