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Dickson, Barrett G.

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December 8, 1964 - October 12, 2013

Dickson, Barrett G.

Barrett Dickson, 48, passed away on October 12, 2013 at 10:55pm, surrounded by his family and close friends, after a courageous battle.  At that moment the world lost an honorable, brave, honest, devoted, loving, caring, focused and determined man.

Barrett is survived by wife of 30 years April, cherished son Chad, adored granddaughter Gema, Kayli Stiles(Gema’s mom and important part of our family), Mother and Stepfather Jean and Doug Meissner, Brother and Sister in Law Ted and Janice Dickson, Brother Harold, Mother in Law, Andrea Driskell, Brother in Law and Sister in Law Steve and Kelly Kennedy, Nephews Braz and Brooks Kennedy, Neices Jennifer Robins, Melissa Dickson, & Emily Kennedy, Great Nephew Carson Robins, Best Friend and Confidant Mike Shannon as well as other Nephews and Neices and Many Dear Friends and Co Workers.

He is preceded in death by his father Gene Dickson, and Father in Law, Mentor and Friend Myron Driskell.

Barrett was completely dedicated and driven in his work as a retail manager.  He loved every moment, most recently with Lowes in Plano as an Asst.Store Manager, where he became close to so many.  His start with Lowes 7 years ago was the beginning of a life changing experience with a company philosophy.  He never looked back.  His retail beginnings were at 16, when he started with Tom Thumb as a bag boy and quickly worked his way up, leaving the company as an Asst.Store Director in 2006.

Barrett’s Self Professed greatest self growth was his study of Martial Arts beginning in 1996.  He attained a 6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Black Belts in Kenpo and Belts in Weapons under the instruction and loving guidance of his Sensei and Friend Diane Reeve, founder of Vision Martial Arts.  He has many great, lifelong Friends there who will, along with all who loved him, carry on his Legacy of Never Giving Up, no matter what Life presents you with.

There will be a casual Celebration of Life for Barrett on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm @ Vision Martial Arts 3019 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX, 75075.

Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252




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Kelly Kennedy

November 16, 2013 9:52PM

Barrett was a 'can do' kind of man! He deeply loved and respected his wife April and worked hard to be an example of what a man should be for Chad. Gema was the twinkle in his eye and Barrett wore many tiaras for that baby girl! He will be deeply missed by anyone blessed enough to have known him.

Diane Reeve

November 16, 2013 7:00PM

It has been the highest honor to have Barrett as a student and friend for over 18 years. He was the consummate example of integrity, perseverance and indomitable spirit. We are fortunate to have the lifelong influence he contributed to every instructor and student he trained. He was admired and loved by all and I am lucky to have been his instructor.

Bob Hanna

November 16, 2013 11:19AM

The world of Martial Arts has lost a true warrior. Barrett was the essence of the tenets of Tae Kwon Do and we will truly miss him.

angela kalafatis

October 16, 2013 8:42AM

Barrett will be sadly missed. He was
a wonderful person and loved his family. He spoke about his granddaughter frequently and how proud he was to be a grandfather. I am sure that Barrett will be watching over her from above.