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Jesse Ray Dickison

Jesse Ray Dickison age 88, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 in Mena.

Jesse Ray was born on September 2, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Floyd Ray “Cagle” Dickison and the late Versa Delona White Dickison.  He was married to Vaunita “Red” Dickison until her passing. Jesse Ray was a carpenter by profession. He enjoyed restoring old Studebakers, which was one of his passions. Jesse Ray also loved being outdoors doing farm work and riding his tractor. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by:

Children: Cindy Watkins and husband Morris of Vandervoort, Arkansas,
Sue Pollard and husband Junior of Cove, Arkansas,
Peggy Hairgrove and husband Monte of Cove, Arkansas
Stephen Dickison and wife Dollie of Red Oak, Texas

Grandchildren: Luke Watkins, Clay Watkins, Derek Pollard, Bobbie Jo Lee, Melinda Pope, Sonja Childress, Sydney Dickison, Devon Dickison, Annie Davidson and Robert Davidson

and Twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cagle and Versa Dickison, his wife Vaunita “Red” Dickison, two brothers Shirel and Gary and a sister Jeanette.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove

Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Ray’s grandsons; Luke Watkins, Clay Watkins, Heath Lee, Devon Dickison and Derek Pollard.

Online obituary at

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