Dr. J. Kirk Dickens

Dr. J. Kirk Dickens
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November 02, 1931
April 29, 2013
Arlington National Cemetery


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Dr. J. Kirk Dickens, age 81, formerly of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away peacefully Monday, April 29, surrounded by loving family.

Dr. J. Kirk Dickens, a long time resident of Oak Ridge, died Monday evening, April 29, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, Indiana. He was 81, and passed peacefully in the company of his wife Marcay and son Michael.
Kirk was born November 2, 1931 in Syracuse, NY where his parents, Milton Clifford Dickens and Jennette Martin [Holmes] Dickens, both deceased, were living during Milton’s doctoral studies and subsequent appointment at Syracuse University.  The family moved to Los Angeles in 1943, where Milton later became a professor at the University of Southern California (USC).
Kirk entered USC as a freshman in 1949 and promptly enrolled with the 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard.  While he admitted that “soldiering wasn’t something that [he] took to readily,” he found his...

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Dr. J. Kirk Dickens as an Experimental Physicist Tadashi yoshida
Bronze Star I Alan Dickens
One of the last stories my father told me was about his service in Korea.  He didn't care much to speak of...
Kirk Dickens Barbara Knight

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Larry and Linda Blair
May 12, 2013
Kirk was a treasure. His incredible intellect and warm sense of humor was a memorable blessing for us all. To...
Arnold & Jennifer Pomerance
May 11, 2013
We remember Kirk from OR Playhouse. He was always full of fun and great to work with. Our condolences.
Alan England
May 11, 2013
Dear Markay and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. While I was not a close friend,...
Benita Albert
May 09, 2013
To all my Dickens ORHS Calculus students and to Marcay, Kirk was a special man to have fathered 4 such...