Jackie “Jack” P. Dickens, 74, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, after a brief illness. Services are pending with Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory – Geneseo. Jack will be laid to rest at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Illini Restorative Care or the Geneseo Public Library.
Jack was born on December 3, 1946, in Moline, IL, the son of Richard F. “Pappy” and Bernice Dickens. He grew up in New Boston, IL. Jack proudly served his country as a member of the US Army 3rd Division. He achieved sharp shooter status and served as a Military Policeman. He was a member of the Cement Finisher’s Local 544 and owner of Jack Dickens Concrete. His work can still be seen around the Quad Cities and nationwide.
He was a voracious reader, and spent many years with his cousin, Steve Dickens, meticulously researching and recording their family genealogy. His self-professed religion was practical joking. Jack also enjoyed the History Channel, Wheel of Fortune, word searches, and gambling, especially the blackjack and craps tables.
Jack is survived by his sister, Dee Hall; brothers, Troy (Marlene) Dickens, and Tim (Anne Nakai) Dickens; and sister-in-law, Sherry Dickens. He will be missed by his family and friends, especially all of his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews, whose faces would always light up when “Uncle Jack” would tell them a story or a joke.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Tamara Dickens, and his brother-in-law, Bruce Hall.
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