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Melvin "Mel" Lee Dickerson
August 21, 1941 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Melvin "Mel" Lee Dickerson, 81, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023, at Mercy South in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Olathe, CO, August 21, 1941, to parents John and Mary (Allen) Dickerson.
Melvin enjoyed nature, especially bird watching. He loved fishing and his favorite fishing spot was at Kentucky Lake. If you knew Melvin, you knew he enjoyed funny practical jokes. He served in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Janice.
Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Dolores “Dee” Dickerson; nieces: Mary Ridenour and Laura Hewlett; nephews: Paul Ridenour and Mike Ridenour; three great nieces and nephews; and three great great niece and nephews; sister: Anna and her husband John Ridenour. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service followed at 12:00 noon, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery, near Piedmont, MO. Paul Ridenour wrote a heart felt eulogy. Laura Hewlett read the eulogy and gave tribute. Mike Ridenour provided music. Mike Ridenour, Kevin Hewlett, Joe Ridenour, and Darrell Coffman served as pallbearers. A memorial will be held 12:00 noon, February 12, 2023, at CJ Mugg’s Bar & Grill at Webster Groves, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com