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February 24, 2018

Texas Lone Star Navy League Regional Meeting

Saturday, February 24, Texas Lone Star Navy League Regional Meeting - Dallas and Fort Worth Councils are hosting the meeting in Grapevine. The meetings are open to all Navy League members. More details later.

 

 


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October 7th, 2017

OBITUARY

Robert DicksonRobert McCall Dickson II - DALLAS. Robert McCall "Bob" Dickson II passed on peacefully Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 1935 to Robert McCall Dickson and Olive June Lacey Dickson. He moved to Columbus, Ohio as a teenager and attended local schools before graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1957 with a bachelor of arts degree in Radio/TV/Communications.

Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, training as an Aircraft Control and Warning Officer. Bob was initially assigned to Guam and then transferred to a Chinese radar site north of Taipei, Taiwan during his active duty, ultimately achieving the rank of Captain.

Bob married his loving wife of 59 years, Lourene Oehlschlaeger of Fort Worth, on November 8, 1958. His commitment to principle and integrity resulted in a very accomplished and successful 41-year career with Washington National Insurance in the education field working on behalf of Texas teachers, holding several management positions and leading the company in sales production for five consecutive years before he retired as a Group Manager in 1998.

Never too busy to help his fellow man, Bob was a devoted husband and father, dedicated to family, community and Fifth Church of Christ Scientist in Dallas, where he served faithfully for over 50 years in multiple capacities. He and Lourene shared a love of travel and together visited many beautiful places around the world throughout central Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the middle East and Asia while also making time to see much of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. An avid football fan, Bob closely followed both his beloved Dallas Cowboys from their inaugural 1960 season and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Bob gave tirelessly of his time and leadership to several organizations, including the Dallas Council of the Navy League (serving as president, board chairman and, most recently, director emeritus), the Military Order of the World Wars - MOWW, the Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation (as board member), and the Dallas Veterans Day Parade Group (as 2006 parade committee chairman, board member and parade announcer), as well as being a DFW Airport Ambassador for close to 15 years, where his friendly smile and outgoing personality helped welcome hundreds to the metroplex.

Bob was preceded in passing by his parents and is survived by his wife, Lourene; daughter, Debra Dickson of Plano; and son, Robert Dickson, III, and three grandchildren, Aardon, Morgen and Angelina, of Bedford. A celebration of Bob's life will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 7 in the Abbey Chapel at Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, with a graveside ceremony to be held immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, 5655 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 75220; or to the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW).

  April 22nd, 2017 2017 Greater Dallas Military Gala

53rd Annual Patriots’ Ball

GDVF Ball Logo

April 22, 2017

5 PM - Midnight
Hyatt Regency, Downtown Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207