Highland: Obituaries

Clifford R. Dicus, 86

Clifford R. Dicus, 86, of Highland died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his daughter’s home in Trenton.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Bethel Cemetery in Savannah, Tenn.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1928 in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Marvin R. and Daisy M. (Todd) Dicus. On Feb. 20, 1970, he married Rosemary C. Leroy. She survives in Highland.

Mr. Dicus graduated from Frank Hughes High School in 1951. After graduation, he ran a dairy farm and then moved to Highland the same year. He worked for Williams Chevrolet for many years. He retired in early 1970s from Gentemen Chevrolet. He then worked at his home-based auto repair and body shop. He loved working on vehicles. He worked all the time. He retired from working in 2012.

He loved being outdoors, especially gardening. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He was part of the daily gatherings at Hardee’s in Highland.

He was a member of Highland Community Church.

Other survivors include a son, Ronald R. (Chrystal) Dicus of Highland; daughters, Virginia G. Barth of Highland, Brenda K. (Steve) Wernle of Jamestown and Tonia M. (Gary) Schuck of Trenton; step-sons, Donald L. (Brenda) Danley of Troy and Bill E. (Jackie) Federer of Highland; step-daughters, Joyce E. (Butch) Poelker of Greenville and Lynn R. (Don) Rottmann of Highland; a sister, Robbie (James) Robinson-Neill of Savannah, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, from whom he divorced, Ellie (Gipson) Dicus, who died in 1973; a daughter, Caroline Dicus, who died in infancy on April 23, 1952; a son, Donald Carey Dicus, who died on March 18, 1963; a step-son, Duke Danley, who died in 1954; a brother, William Calvin Dicus; and sisters, Marie Robinson and Dorothy Jean Dicus, who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society ( Highland Relay For Life).