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Garrett Dickerson

December 30, 1960 — August 7, 2022

Garrett B. Dickerson (Gary) was born December 30, 1960. He grew up in Howland, OH as a classic Cleveland sports fan and said he resonated with “That 70’s show.” He met the love of his life through his mother. Gary and his wife had a fun life, throwing the best parties and disappearing into the mountains of WV. They settled down in Cortland, OH where they raised 3 daughters. He was the best supporter, motivator, advisor, and shoulder to cry on. He transformed his life for his family by becoming sober on November 30, 2006. He remained active in AA in his 15+ years of recovery, attending or leading meetings wherever he went, sponsoring fellow AA members, and being a regular presence at his home group on Wednesday evenings at Vienna Methodist Church. He lived each day with perseverance, acceptance, and love.

He worked at K-Mart/Sears distribution center for over 36 years and, when that was ripped away, he put one foot in front of the other. He went to school to get his CDL and drive trucks until he was no longer able.

His friends and family describe him as humble, genuine, kind, hardworking, honest, easy going, hilarious, and a realist. He was witty, sarcastic, and never worried about “offending” someone with his humor. He was the cook of the family, handy-man, and spider-crusher. Gary enjoyed the simple things such as growing a garden, walking on his property, swinging on the back porch, and shooting trash in the garbage from across the room.

He battled various health issues over the years and often said “I’m on borrowed time.” With his first battle with cancer in 2019/2020, Gary had 2 goals: 1. To live to be 60 years old, and 2. To walk each of his daughters down the aisle; both of which he has now attained. After a second bout of cancer in 2022 and multiple complications, Garrett passed on to a better place on August 7, 2022. He is reunited with his parents (Gordon and Doris Dickerson), his younger brother (James Dickerson), and numerous family pets. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Cindy (Miller), his daughters Brandi (Eno Iftiu), Shantil (Jarod Weaver), and Tess (Luis Quezada-Juarez), his sister Toni (Clement), and his 4 grandchildren including Mila (Iftiu), Leosa (Weaver), Otto (Weaver), and Adrian (Quezada-Juarez).

“and remember, be nice to everyone” - Garrett.

Calling hours will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2022, at Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St. Cortland, OH 44410. Funeral services will be held privately for the family. Online condolences may be made at

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Friday, August 12, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes - Shafer-Winans Chapel

164 North High Street, Cortland, OH 44410

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