Edward Ralph Dickinson, 63, of Bellefontaine, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
He was born in Lima on Sept. 2, 1953, to Ralph Allen and Irene Rosetta Birt Dickinson. Ed was preceded in death by his father Ralph Dickinson, wife, Cinda L. Boggs Dickinson, and a great-grandson, Caleb.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy and later the U.S. Army Reserves, Ed was a farmer and had previously worked as a tree trimmer and operated a sawmill. He attended Indian Lake Baptist Church. Ed was loved by many and was considered to be a father figure to many.
Ed is survived by his mother, Irene R. Dickinson of Urbana; children, Chad (Julie) Harrington of Cincinnati, Poppy Dickinson of Bellefontaine, Misty Stachler of Sidney, Nikki Dickinson of Jumbo and Jane Ginter of Lakeview; several grandchildren, including Cory Oyer, Justice Oyer, Cody Stachler, Cole Harrington, Morgan Garrison, Skylar Garrison, Brittany Ginter and Kylee Pallaschke; great-grandchildren, Keighlynn Oyer, Shawn Humphrey and Clinton Humphrey; two brothers, Bob (Kathy) Dickinson of Bellefontaine and Thomas (Becky) Dickinson of Wapakoneta; four sisters, Patricia J. Montrose of Belle Center, Sandy (Ed) Huffman of Bellefontaine, Sherry (Ted) Kerr of DeGraf, and Anna (John) Bell of Spencerville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Don Faulder officiates a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, where visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.