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Robert G. (Bob) Dickerson Jr.

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN:

ELDER ROBERT G. "BOB" DICKERSON JR.

Robert Dickerson was born in Valdosta Georgia October 5, 1930 to Judge R. Glenn and Julie Sanders Dickerson. He was a member of the Progressive faction of Primitive Baptists for 20 years, preaching for them for 13 years. After becoming dissatisfied with their man-made practices and additions to the simpleworship taught in the Bible, he left them and in July 1969 and was baptized into the fellowship of Cat Creek Church near Valdosta. The next month he was ordained and was then called to be pastor of Cat Creek, New Friendship, Betheland Unity Churches in Lowndes and Echols Counties, Georgia. He served Bethel for seven years and was later instrumental in reestablishing this church after it had closed for several years. He served New Friendship for 20 years; Unity for 26 and a half years; and is now in his 28th year of pastoring Cat Creek Church.


From March 1982 to present, 18 years, he has served as editor and publisher of The Gospel Appeal. For many years he operated a general insurance agency in Valdosta and also a public accounting practice.



He married Marjorie Fulwood in 1955. They have three children and fourgrandchildren.



OBITUARY

ELDER ROBERT (BOB) GLENN DICKERSON, JR. Elder Robert (Bob) Glenn Dickerson, Jr., 83, of Valdosta passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 due to an automobile accident.

He was born October 5, 1930 to the late Judge Robert Glenn Dickerson, Sr. and Julie Adams Saunders Dickerson. He was a longtime minister with the Primitive Baptist Churches and was a member of Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he served as pastor for 30 years. He also pastored Unity Church for 27 ½ years, New Friendship for 20 years, Bethel for 8 years and Cool Springs of Greenville, SC for 2 years. Elder Dickerson was co-editor of the Banner Herald and Editor of the Gospel Appeal for 30 years. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Primitive Baptist Library in Elon College, NC. While pastoring small country churches he was he was co-owner of Dickerson Mullis Insurance Agency, co-owner of AMC Jeep Dealership and retired from his accounting and income tax service. Elder Dickerson had a special passion for small country churches and traveled extensively visiting many throughout America.

He attended Valdosta High School and graduated from Georgia Military Academy in 1947, attended Emory Junior in Valdosta and graduated from Emory University in 1951. Mr. Dickerson served in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Fulwood Dickerson of Valdosta, his daughter and son in law, Cary D. and Steve Wood of Adel, two sons and one daughter in law, Alva Glenn Dickerson of Mayfield, KY and Robert S. and Kathy Dickerson of Austell, GA, 3 grandchildren, Julie W. Wardwell (Rich) of Adel, Stephanie W. Hortman (Jason) of Watkinsville, GA and Ross Dickerson of Austell, GA, one step grandson, Ben Walters of Austell, three great grandchildren, Davis and Anne Wardwell of Adel and Charles S. Hortman of Watkinsville, GA.

Funeral services were be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at eleven a. m. at Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Elder Jim Smith, Elder Lynwood Davis, Elder Dwight Marshall, Elder Thad Marshall and Elder Jim Sandlin officiated.


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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
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