T. Bennett Dickerson, 91, WWII Coast Guard vet, was a missionary in Thailand for 40 years

By on February 28, 2018

T. Bennett Dickerson, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Landis Homes.

He was born in West Chester to the late John Noble and Blanche Reba (Davis) Dickerson. Bennett shared 65 years of marriage with his wife, Doris (Harvey) Dickerson.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Radioman 3rd Class at Station Atlantic City, N.J., during World War II. Bennett completed his bachelor’s of science at Penn State University, his Masters of Divinity at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer), and his master’s of rural sociology at Cornell University.

Bennett and Doris lived in Thailand for 40 years serving as missionaries with ethnic Karen people group for International Ministries of the American Baptist Convention.

In addition to his wife: Doris; Bennett is survived by three daughters: Judith Dickerson, wife of Steven Harder MD of Mountain Lake, Minn.; Marcia Lynn Dickerson of West Chester; and Deborah Dickerson Sanders of Thailand; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, with private interment.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider mailing a memorial contribution to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.T. Bennett Dickerson

91, WWII Coast Guard vet, was a missionary in Thailand for 40 years

  1. Bennett Dickerson, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Landis Homes.

He was born in West Chester to the late John Noble and Blanche Reba (Davis) Dickerson. Bennett shared 65 years of marriage with his wife, Doris (Harvey) Dickerson.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Radioman 3rd Class at Station Atlantic City, N.J., during World War II. Bennett completed his bachelor’s of science at Penn State University, his Masters of Divinity at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer), and his master’s of rural sociology at Cornell University.

Bennett and Doris lived in Thailand for 40 years serving as missionaries with ethnic Karen people group for International Ministries of the American Baptist Convention.

In addition to his wife: Doris; Bennett is survived by three daughters: Judith Dickerson, wife of Steven Harder MD of Mountain Lake, Minn.; Marcia Lynn Dickerson of West Chester; and Deborah Dickerson Sanders of Thailand; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, with private interment.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider mailing a memorial contribution to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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