Dale Lloyd Dickey went to his final resting place on Friday, March 26, 2021. Dale (74) was born on March 4, 1947, to Carol Jean (Schein) and Ronald Lloyd Dickey and was united in marriage to Sandra (Bultman) Dickey on July 11, 1970. Dale and Sandra celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2020.
After graduating from Batesville High School in 1965, Dale attended Southern Ohio College. He joined the U.S. Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam. Dale spent 40 years in sales, winning salesman of the year several times throughout his career. He worked as a business manager for Brach’s Candy (otherwise known as the “candy man” by his grandchildren) for 20 years and later for Shankman & Associates. He made many lifelong friends throughout his career.
Dale found great pleasure in spending time with family and friends. Whether it was golfing at Cricket Ridge with his late father and brothers, Saturday morning car washes or weekly “catch up calls” and daily text “bantering” with his boys, he enjoyed and appreciated life.
Dale was a car enthusiast and shared his passion with his sons and grandson. They enjoyed attending car shows and other events together. He also enjoyed going out with friends after church on Sundays, as well as Saturday morning gatherings with BHS classmates. Dale and Sandra enjoyed traveling together, including to one of their favorite spots on Hilton Head Island (HHI). In recent years, Dale enjoyed volunteering at the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament on HHI. He was also a lifetime member of Batesville United Methodist Church and served as an usher and on several committees.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Carol. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra, and sons Brad (Mary) Dickey of Batesville, IN, Ben (Kim) Dickey of Antioch, IL, as well as granddaughters Claire and Aubrey and grandson Ian. Additionally, he is survived by siblings Janice (Paul) Koeneman, Bill (Joyce) Dickey, Cindy (Bill) Linville, Dan (Jenny) Dickey, Amy (Bill) Lauber, Debbie (Mark) Rozales, Kerry (Freda) Dickey, Kim (Robert) Hastings, Carron (Tim) Elser, Ronald, Jr. (Alyssa) Dickey, Michele (Bill) Eich, Andrea (Dave) Wade and numerous nieces and nephew.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 4-8 pm at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Chris Renick at the Batesville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 31st at 11:00 am Burial will follow in the United Methodist Church Cemetery with graveside military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Batesville United Methodist Church or the Ripley County Community Foundation for the benefit of the Dale and Sandra Dickey Fund. Donations may be given at services or by mailing to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.
In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending are required to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.
You are welcome to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Dale’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.