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Joe Melvin Dickens

March 6, 1933 — November 13, 2023

White House, TN

Joe Melvin Dickens, a kind and welcoming soul with a great sense of humor, passed away on November 13, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born on March 6, 1933, in Lafayette, Tennessee, Joe lived a remarkable life filled with love, family, and the appreciation of nature. Joe is preceded in death by his father Perk Dickens, mother Bevie Dickens, brother Truman Dickens, sister Christine Gregory, and brother Billy Dickens. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Jean Dickens, daughter Darlene (Bub) Morris, granddaughter Stephanie (Rob) Greer, grandson Jonathan Morris, and his great grandchildren Abby, Anna, Houston, and Wyndham. Joe is also survived by his brother Willard Dickens, sister Nancy Durham, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as his caregiver Tracy Holloway.

One of Joe's greatest joys was spending time with his family. He cherished watching his great grandchildren play baseball and softball, their laughter filling the air as they ran across the fields. Joe's eyes sparkled with pride as he witnessed their accomplishments and saw the next generation of his family grow.

In his free time, Joe found solace in the tranquil outdoors. He had a deep love for nature and nurtured it through gardening. A master of cultivation, he took immense pleasure in tending to his vibrant garden and meticulously caring for his lawn. His green thumb was renowned among friends and family alike. Joe was particularly proud of the watermelons he grew each year and never missed an opportunity to boast about them.

However, it wasn't only the serenity of nature that touched Joe's heart; it was also the thrill of adventure that stirred his soul. He treasured Sunday rides in his beloved 1965 Mustang, gliding down open roads with the wind tousling his hair. The freedom he felt behind the wheel was unparalleled as he embarked on countless journeys through Tennessee's picturesque landscapes.

No recounting of Joe's life would be complete without mentioning his trusty golf cart. It became synonymous with him traversing his neighborhood—a symbol of both leisurely exploration and practicality. Riding around town in that golf cart brought both smiles from passersby and joy to Joe himself; a testament to the simple pleasures that can be found in life.

Services honoring Joe Melvin Dickens will be held at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, Tennessee. Visitation will take place on November 17, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Another visitation will be held the day, November 18, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The funeral service will commence at 12:00 PM followed by the interment at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, located at 1150 Dickerson Rd in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, starting at 1:00 PM.

Joe's memories shall forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends. His love for his loved ones and the beauty of nature created a tapestry of joy that will continue to inspire future generations. He touched the lives of many with his warm spirit and gentle nature.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 17, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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Visitation

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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Interment

Saturday, November 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 Dickerson Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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