Nathan Dickerson, 80, of Nederland died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Nathan was born August 24, 1934 in Barbers Hill to the late Nathaniel Dickerson and Myrtice Poe and lived in the Nederland and Port Arthur area since 1957.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Nederland with Rev. James Brown officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland. A gathering of the family and friends will be from 5 to 8 pm Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Nathan was retired owner and operator of Dickerson Exxon in Nederland. Nathan attended Sam Houston University in Huntsville where he served in the R.O.T.C. program. He graduated from Lamar Technology in Beaumont earning a B.S. Degree in Sociology. He was a member of the Nederland Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and Cashan Grotto. He was a member of the Nederland Chamber of Commerce where he was named Small Business Person of the Year. While with Exxon, Nathan served on the National Dealers Advisory Counsel.
Nathan is survived by his daughter, Kim Chastain and her husband, Michael of Tyler and his grandson, Ethan Chastain of Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, also his wife Juanita Dickerson.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church, 1911 Nederland Avenue in Nederland, or to The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701.
Details and registry available at Melancons.org.