Ben Ward Dickey age 83 of DeSoto, Missouri entered into eternal rest on January 08, 2017 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus, Missouri. Born on November 08, 1933 in Greenville, Texas to his late parents James and Lydia Lucille (Dillon) Dickey.
He was honorably discharged from the US Navy having served in the Korean War, he then worked and retired as a River Boat Pilot for Riverway Towing. Enjoyed reading, boats, guns and drafting/architectural.
Survived by his loving wife Joan (Mendoza) Dickey of DeSoto, Missouri; sons Michael (Karen) Dickey of Festus, Missouri and Ben (Lisa) Dickey of Panama City, Florida; daughters Tina (Gary) Carver of Kyle, Texas, Sharmaine (Keith) Boyd of Festus, Missouri, Carla Dickey-Harnack of Corinth, Mississippi and Andrea Dickey-Smith of Corinth, Mississippi; sister Linda Winters of Cornith, Mississippi; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents.