John Michael Dickson

May 31, 2017

John Michael Dickson, 65, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Born in Hendersonville, John was the son of the late John Henry and Mary Frances Lyda Dickson.  He was also preceded in death by his sister, Gail Caldwell.

John lived in Hendersonville most of his life.  He graduated from East Henderson High School in 1970 and received his degree from Mars Hill College in 1974.  He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity.

John was band director in Charlton County, GA before coming to West Henderson High School where he directed their band for 23 years.  He was a member of East Flat Rock First Baptist Church and served as choir director for 12 years.

He loved his family with all his heart.  He also loved teaching and was so thankful to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful kids.

John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela Dickson; daughter, Keri Stepp and her husband, Fred; two grandchildren, Max and Makayla; many cousins and nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Chipper.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held from 2 – 4 PM Saturday, June 3 at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Henderson High School Band, 3600 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or to the Charlton County High School Band, 994 Indian Trail, Folkston, GA 31537.


Saturday, June 3, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 02, 2017
    Amber Roberts Gray says:
    I vividly remember being 10 years old and meeting Mr. D for the first time. It was his first teaching job fresh out of college. He made me feel so special and enthusastic about the possibility of learning to play an instrument. My life was changed forever that day. I have achieved many successes in life because of the determination , hard work and discipline I learned through music and him. I still flip out if I think I'm going to be late for something.

  • February 20, 2021
    Sheila Rogers says:
    I remember Mike well I was his sister Gail's best friend he used to terrorize us when I spent the night. I am surprised to just now see his passing. I was looking for info on Gail and saw this. If the family sees this can you respond with where Gail is buried Mike promised to let me know but never did. I would love to know how Cecilia is too.

  • September 12, 2017
    Keith Secreast says:
    Turtle I just learned of your passing. May God help your family with the pain. You were a great brother and a dear friend. You will be sorely missed. Brother Keith Secreast

  • June 13, 2017
    Carmela Blackwell says:
    Remembering a great man who taught me how to enjoy life and many great life lessons. So sorry for your loss.

  • June 10, 2017
    Sharon King lit a candle:
    Lit since June 10, 2017 at 6:01:57 AM