Jon Dickey

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Jon Dickey

January 25, 1945 - November 29, 2018

Jon Dickey Jon Allan Dickey, 73, graduated to his heavenly mansion on November 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on January 25, 1945 to Warren Dickey and Lillian (Leftwich) Dickey.

Jon graduated from C.E. Donart Stillwater, OK in 1964. He worked at Bates Brothers, then joined the Air Force in 1965. After attending tech school at Keesler AFB to learn about Radio Relay Microwave RPR, he transferred to Clark AFB in the Philippines as Sgt. Jon Dickey, in the 1961st Comm Group top-secret/crypto. While there, Jon attended the Univ of the Philippines studying electronics.

In 1967 Jon transferred to McClellan AFB in Sac, CA. There, in 1968, he met and married Geraldine Zadik. They married for eleven years and had one daughter, Lydia Michael Camp (Dickey).

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1971, Jon attended Oklahoma State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1974, and continued to take grad classes.

Jon's beloved daughter was born in 1976, the same year he began working at Career Tech. In 1980, Jon was hired by OSU as a Graphic Design/Illustrator Artist for Ag Communications. Later he became the Coordinator of Graphics, where he worked until retirement in 2003.

In addition to his professional career, Jon was an amazing artist; a fact he humbly kept to himself. He worked in several media, including oils, acrylics, intaglio, pen and ink, and pencil. He received first place in graphics in the 33rd Oklahoma Artists Annual Exhibition and has exhibited in Europe as well as the United States. His works are in the permanent collections of the Philbrook Art Center, the Tulsa city-county library, and OSU's Gardiner Gallery, as well as in many private collections.

Besides art, Jon had more important passions. What he would want you to know most about him, was that he was a Dad, a JonPa, a Brother, an Uncle and a son of the Most High God. He trusted Jesus (Yeshua) with his whole heart and desired all to know Him. He loved and cherished God's word, and all His promises and longed for the day he would be united with the Father in heaven.

He is preceded in death by his dad, mother, brothers Robert and James, his first-born son, and nephew, Jon. He is survived by sisters: Maria Kress (Michael), Carol Finch (Henry); brother Daniel (Mary), daughter Lydia Camp (Caleb), two grandsons: Silas and Hudson; Nieces: Tiana, Tiffany, Bri; Nephews: Sean, Jacob, Jeff, Jason, Ryan; and as well as great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, OK on Tuesday December 4 from 12-8pm.

Services will be held at University Heights Baptist Church, 323 S. Knoblock, Stillwater, OK on Wednesday, December 5 at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on Jon's behalf to one of the following charities which were dear to his heart: Chosen People Ministries, Adrian Roger's Ministry - LWF, or Caleb and Lydia Camp's ministry World Outreach Ministries #164.
Published on December 4, 2018
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University Heights Baptist Church

323 South Knoblock Street, Stillwater, OK, USA

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Tuesday December 04, 2018

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Strode Funeral Home

610 South Duncan Street, Stillwater, OK, USA

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Charley Dickey - Knox
Dec 05, 2018
It is with some sadness to hear of the passing of my cousin Jon. My mother Rose-Marie Dickey was Jon's aunt. Roses ashes, along w/Pauls(dad) I placed around their Cimmeron (Perkins) homesteads, /their parents graves and Horse Thief Canyon in the 'Bedroom' cave. I referance these because Jon and I played/explored on that land. Rooted by memories.... would have loved to have been w/him to do that exploring when I was placing my parents back in the soil we all shared. I will be back to visit Jon and those of you who are close to him. Stay in touch... that is valueable because our roots are a large part of our story.

Jon is rooted in my story.
Jerry and Denise Basel
Dec 04, 2018
Dear Lydia,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Love,

Jerry and Denise
Michelle Porter
Dec 04, 2018
I will never forget my husband (Jon Porter) talking about his uncle Jon - how he was an incredible artist and kind man. I am humbled to have had that experience of realizing this on a personal level. He always had a smile on his face for me (and everyone) always a hug and kind words. The last time I saw Jon was in Lowe's where he helped my daughter and I pick colors for her room. She was thrilled he knew how to contrast colors like she did. I will miss this man, he was genuine. My condolences to the entire family - this is a loss that will be felt.