Greg Dickson, 56, of Seagrove Beach, FL passed away on June 25, 2014. Gregory Alan was the first child of Charles W. and Esther A. Dickson. He was born on September 24, 1957 and grew up in Greenwood, FL.
His love for the Gulf of Mexico was apparent in many jobs he chose throughout his life. Greg worked as a tugboat captain for Local Tugs and Dowell Chemical Company, Venice, LA.; Beach Charters, a fishing and parasailing charter, and Wavetamer Boat Sales, both of Mexico Beach, FL. After earning his PADI certification for rescue diving, dive master, and specialty diver, Greg captained with Killfish Charters of Port St. Joe, FL. Greg also worked for several years at Capitol Hydraulics in Tallahassee, FL.
Upon moving to Seagrove Beach, Greg owned and managed a Mailbox Etc. for many years with his former wife, Elizabeth. After selling the business, Greg fulfilled another life passion by becoming a sous chef. He cooked and worked with Cafe 30A, Great Southern and The V Restaurant in Seagrove Beach.
Greg was an accomplished drummer and played with local bands in Marianna, Tallahassee and Mexico Beach and he continued to have jam sessions with his buddies throughout his life. He was a member of the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club and loved the game of golf.
Greg was predeceased by his parents, Charles W. and Esther A. Dickson. He is survived by his daughter, Patty Duncan Thames and his grandson, Patrick Duncan of Greenwood, FL; a brother, Charles W. (Chuck) Dickson, Jr. of Greenwood, FL; two sisters, Kathy (John)
Arnold and Krissy (Pat) Gentry, both of Beacon Hill, FL; a special friend, Elizabeth Curry of Seagrove Beach, FL,and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on July 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm eastern (sunset) at Beacon Hill Veteran's Memorial Park at Beacon Hill, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greg A. Dickson Memorial Reef Fund care ofKristine D. Gentry at Tyndall FCU account 1990895 address: 501 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
An eco-friendly fishing reef will be named for Greg and is located offshore of Mexico Beach. Coordinates will be available at www.mbara.org.
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home of Defuniak Springs, FL are in charge of arrangements. www.clary-glenn.com.