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Larry Albert Dickson
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  • American Cancer Society
    20450 Civic Center Drive
    Southfield, MI 48076

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“Uncle Larry was always kind hearted, giving and cared very much about his family. I always loved spending the holidays with him, aunt Kathy, Krista...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Alyssa Smith - Macomb, MI

“Roger and I are so very sorry for your loss! ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Roger and Rochelle Baldwin - TX

“My earliest memories are always of Larry and I .my only brother . With a brother like Larry , no other siblings we needed. He was everything rolled...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie Rendon - Katy, TX - Family

“Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Chuck Russell

“Sorry to hear this rest in peAce ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Claus - Madison hts

“My favorite Uncle Larry how my heart hurts. There are not words to describe how much you will be missed. Your smile & laugh are unforgettable and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lena Rendon (Monjaraz) - Richmond, TX

“My love and prayers to you Kathy and your family - love you ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Barb Kanalos - Lincoln Park, MI

“He had this way of making me believe I had talent, like I was worth way more than I am. It was his genuine demeanor and true love he gave that was so...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Lainy Sellers - Houston, TX

“Uncle Larry was a shining star. I was always excited to see him and listen to his stories. He was by far the best at re-telling anything. He always...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Anissa Sellers Young - Katy, TX

“Once a Wrestler always a Wrestler ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Caleb Rendon - Houston, TX


Larry Albert Dickson, age 57 of Warren, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He was born September 16, 1960, son of the late Edgar Junior and Adeline Alma (nee: Schultz) Dickson.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Larry for his service to our country as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Serving from November of 1977 thru August of 1981, he ultimately attained the rank of MSSN, which is the nomenclature for Mess Management Specialist Seaman. A lofty sounding name which means he was one of the prominent officials overseeing the feeding of the crew. With nearly 4 years of naval service and much of that spent honing his cooking skills, Larry came away with some incredible knowledge in putting together a good meal. But moreover, we wish to honor his service and extend our posthumous gratitude for answering the call to duty with pride and representing America with devotion. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way on our behalf, we honor his service.

Coming away with all of that military cooking experience, it was no surprise that it translated to the cooking prowess he shared at home. Whether it was creating something magical in the convenience of his kitchen, or making the neighborhood hungry with the aromas emanating from his BBQ grill, when Larry donned his cooking garb, there was bound to be a masterpiece for the palate soon to follow. For all who knew him well, they'll attest to the immense passion he held for food,…both eating and preparing it. Some of Larry's favorite treats came in the Fall when the Cider Mills opened. And who isn't passionate when it comes to fresh apple cider, hot cinnamon donuts, and gooey caramel apples? But perhaps most special of all was when he excited that sweet tooth of his with a big ol' slab of German Chocolate Cake.

Aside from all of his culinary talents, Larry also possessed quite an ear for music. Often times it would be the tunes he enjoyed listening to, but occasionally his music appreciation would translate into picking up his bass and plucking out a song or two from the music in his head and heart. Playing his guitar was just one of the many gifts he possessed that came from the unique person within.

Another of Larry's favorite pastimes was enjoyed in the outdoors, especially when it involved camping. Escaping the stresses of the week and escaping the concrete jungle were never more satisfied then when he was getting back to nature and heading to the woods. Not only was there something unique and special wrapped into the whole camping experience, but it is where you meet some of the warmest and friendliest people around. Larry knew that, felt that, and lived that as often as he could. Getting away for Larry also entailed another kind of travel,…this time exchanging the backwoods experience for more of the tropical delights of palm trees, sandy beaches, and Bloody Mary's. Larry was the "Vacation King" and lived for making warm and happy memories with friends and loved ones alike. If the moment presented itself for Larry to be decked in a pair of sunglasses enjoying an ice-cold beer, he was all over it like white on rice! Larry was all about having fun,…which is why he was affectionately nicknamed, "Fungi." Stemming from a play on words relating to his work in the pest control field and the mold origins of Shitaki mushrooms, somehow that worked together to coincide with the "nature of fun" woven into Larry's fabric, the Fungi!

Along with being fun and entertaining, some of his other traits that touched the many hearts and souls that passed through or shared his journey in life were found in his caring and loving personality. You couldn't help but feel good when in his company, and he was always looking for the best that life had to offer. Even through his illness, he stayed strong, courageous, and up-beat. His battle is over, the pain is gone, but his memory lives on to be cherished by all who were blessed to know this wonderful man.

A loving husband, father, grandfather,…and Kathy's Best Friend, Larry leaves us far too soon in the normal scheme of things, but not without imparting a piece of himself through the unique way he touched and influenced each person in his own, genuine style. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Larry was the beloved husband of Kathy, and dearest father of Krista (Zachary) Baldwin and Cody Dickson. Loving grandfather of Aria and Maya. Brother of Bonnie (Carlos) Rendon.

A Memorial Gathering for Larry will be held Wednesday, October 11th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. His Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.

Please share memories of Larry at his memory book above.