Obituaries July 3 — Dickson

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 09:10 AM.

Gregory A. Dickson

Greg Dickson, 56, of Seagrove Beach, Fla., passed away on June 25, 2014.

Gregory Alan was the first child of Charles W. and Esther A. Dickson.  He was born on Sept. 24, 1957, and grew up in Greenwood, Fla.

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, Fla. After earning his PADI certification for rescuse diving, dive master, and specialty diver, Greg captained with Killfish Charters of Port St. Joe, Fla.  He also worked for several years at Capitol Hydraulics in Tallahassee, Fla.

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, Fla.; a brother, Charles W. (Chuck) Dickson, Jr. of Greenwood; sisters, Kathy (John) Arnold and Krissy (Pat) Gentry, both of Beacon Hill, Fla.; a special friend, Elizabeth Curry of Seagrove Beach; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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