Roy Dicus (6-2-15) service 6-6-15

Roy Edward (Boose) Dicus departed this life on Tuesday, June 2, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, at the age of 76 years, 5 months, 28 days.
He was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Clifton, the son of the late Roy and Lota Pearl McDonald Dicus. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dicus was preceded in death by two brothers, George Albert Dicus and Terry Dicus; and a sister, Penny Lou Dicus.
He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Gallaher on Feb. 24, 1961.
Boose was a retired tow boat captain for Tennessee Valley Towing and of the protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Dicus, Clifton; sons, Timothy E. (Ted) Dicus and wife, Rena, Waynesboro, Rodger D. (Dale) Dicus and wife, Vicky, Collinwood, Jamie L.(Sam) Dicus and companion, Barbara Boucher, Clifton; daughters, Venieca E. (Neesa) Welch and husband, Ron and Kimberly J. (Kim) McIntyre and husband, Tim, all of Nashville; grandchildren, Dwight (Gator) Thompson II, Garyn McIntyre and Daiken and Tiffani Dicus; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Max Thompson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kaylie Hawthorne, Payton and McKenzie Boucher; brothers, James (Grover) Dicus, Clifton, Jerry L. (Percy) Dicus, Savannah; sisters, Jimmie Nell Dicus, Savannah, Virginia Frank, Herron, Tennessee, Mary Elizabeth Pevahouse of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Roberta Brown of Lawrenceburg and Mildred Holder, Diane Prater and Valery Battles, all of Clifton.
Services were Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Clifton, with Ed Bachuss and Rev. Melinda Lee officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Charles Templeton, Kenneth Templeton, Daniel Prater, Michael Risner, Terry Dicus, Eric Battles, Heath Dicus and Blake Bowen. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Brewer and Danny Gordon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Palliative Care, 5th Floor Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, or to the donor’s choice.

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