Donald Warren Dickinson Sr.

By From page A2 | June 17, 2013

June 2, 1929 — June 9, 2013

Donald Warren Dickinson Sr., age 84, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Sunday June 9, 2013. Mr. Dickinson was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Becker and Carolyn Verhoff Dickinson; and his wife, Jane Carolyn Dinkins Dickinson. He was a member of Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif. He was a graduate of DePauw University with a BA in 1952 and joined the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955. He was a graduate of Indiana University with an MBA in 1956.

Mr. Dickinson worked for Union Carbide in New York, was Product Manager with Mitchum Brothers Cosmetics in Paris, Tenn., and Director of State Industries for the State of Tennessee. He was also the County Clerk for the City and County of San Francisco, Calif., and Marriage Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco. He was past master of San Francisco Masonic Lodge 120 in San Francisco. He was past Venerable Master and 33rd Degree in San Francisco Lodge of Perfection, and was a member of Scottish Rite, Ben Ali Shrine, DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor and Cross of Honor, Placerville Elks Club, Placerville Rotary Club, Placerville Shrine and Scottish Rite Club. He was Treasurer of Troop 15 Boy Scouts of America San Francisco.

Mr. Dickinson is survived by son, Donald Warren Dickinson Jr. of Murfreesboro; daughter, Carolyn Jane Daly of Glendale, Calif.; grandchildren, Christopher Daly and wife, Amber, Zachary Daly and Mickey Daly. He was their loving Bobo.

Burial will be on Monday in Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, N.J. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., on Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. For more information call 615-893-5151 or go online to


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