James "Jimmy" Curtis Dickerson


August 5, 1944 ~ February 21, 2023

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Barnardsville, NC

James “Jimmy” Curtis Dickerson, 78, of Barnardsville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

A native of Buncombe Co., James was a son of the late Robert Thomas and Beatrice Shipman Dickerson. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Nanette Dickerson, and wife, Maleta “DeeDee” Dickerson.

Mr. Dickerson was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Southern Concrete Materials.

Surviving is his daughter, Jill Gillespie (Jonathan); sister, Catherine Redmond; step-son, Paul Willis; grandchildren, Cameron, Mackenzie, Jacquelyn and Carlee; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bobby Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Charles Gillespie, Harold Gillespie, Justin Gillespie, Brian Gillespie, Ryan Redmond and Tanner Redmond. Honorary pallbearers are Cliff Redmond and Chuck Redmond.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave., prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Visitation: February 24, 2023 11:00 am - June 21, 2024 12:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: February 24, 2023 1:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery
876 Newfound Road
Leicester, NC 28748

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  1. So sorry for your loss Katherine and family. Will be praying that God will hold you close in His comfort and love.
    Ronnie & Leuzette Tweed

  2. Jill, Larry and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, Love and Prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you with Special comfort.

  4. Jill I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dad.as you my heart is broken .my prayers are with you and my heart
    Jimmy was a wonderful man he will surely be missed. And I know how much he loved you. I know how much I will miss him .our talks and the good times we had I will always love Jimmy and I love you with all heart sondra

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