of Conway, AR
September 28, 1946 - August 3, 2022
George Granade Dickey was born to Joe Kermit Dickey and Lorraine Tate Granade Dickey on September 28, 1946 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joe Kermit Dickey, Jr.Mr. Dickey is survived by his bride of 26 years, Cindy Heffington Dickey of Conway, Arkansas; three children, Deana Fagundes (Joe) of Niceville, Florida, Jodie Ramsey of Montana and Joe Tate Dickey (Dreama) of Vilonia, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth Fagundes, Joseph Fagundes, Zac Gimple (Irlanda), Berlin Brown and Ellowyn Hazel Dickey; 1 great-grandson, Owen Gimple and foster child, Frank Pinkard.He attended school in Montgomery, Alabama and later at Troy University, earning a B.S. in Physical Education and English. While at Troy, he was a founding father of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, later President and President of the Interfraternity Council. George was also involved in Student Government.Mr. Dickey was a high school football and basketball coach and coached the State All-Star basketball team. He later spent 27 years with AFLAC Insurance Company, rising to VP of International Affairs. He retired in 2000 and moved to Vilonia. He was a member of Centennial and Conway Country Clubs where he played golf daily for 15 years.He felt he had a wonderful life, great parents and was proud of his children. He and the love of his life, Cindy and son, Tate, traveled the world, literally. He also enjoyed cruising. His hobbies were travel, sports, reading and working in his flower bed.He was fond of saying, "I might of done some things in my life I'm not proud of, but I never did anything I didn't enjoy".A visitation for Mr. Dickey will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 6-8:00pm and a Memorial Service will be on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:00am, both at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, Arkansas.
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George and I went to school together from Elementary School through High School. He was a wonderful person. His family and beautiful wife are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindy, it was a pleasure knowing both of you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Coach Dickey was my High School Coach. Prayers go out to the entire family during this most difficult time. May God be with all of you and provide comfort and strength.
Coach Dickey was with us for the 1970 and 71 seasons. He tried hard to be a good coach . He was not much older than us. RIP Coach
George was such a kind and gentle man and loved you so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Tate.
Sorry for your loss! Coach Dickey was my High School Coach and respected by all! God Bless the Dickey Family!!
Dear Cindy and Family,God bless you and take care of you. My prayers are with you along with great thoughts & memories.Love, Nelda
Cindy,Lisa and I just watched the lovely memory video of George, you and the family online, in fact, we watched it twice. I thought to myself as I reflected on the music and images, no matter how long a life is, the songs are too short and the pictures too few. The memories of loved ones, family and friends that we’ve lost are what bind us all together. When we think about someone past or present and they make us smile I’d say life well lived, job well done. When we think of you and George, we smile.
we have fond memories of you and george helping with us when we were all transporting cars for dealers .our prayers have been with y:all during his health issues we are praying for you and this time to find comfort by trusting and leaning the LORD
Cindy I’m so sorry to her of your loss. I’m thinking and praying for you and Tate. Love, Carla Tyler
Cindy,Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.love Sarita and Jim Garrison
Condolences and prayers. George certainly made his mark at Aflac.
Cindy, my treasured friend, I am broken-hearted over the loss of your sweet George. After he came on the scene of our lives there was definitely never a dull moment when he was around. I loved the friendship that developed between him and Henry over the years. Many times I laughed as I heard their phone conversations! I’m so thankful for those sweet memories of our husbands. I am fervently praying for you, Tate, and the entire family. As you know, I have no magic words. What I offer you is a reminder that God is ALWAYS near, even when it doesn’t feel like it, and that I am available day or night when you need to talk, cry, or just be… I love you my lifelong friend.
Dear Cindy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. I enjoyed getting to know him many years ago when we both worked at school. Sending you love & prayers.
Cindy and Tate and family...On behalf of me and my children and their spouses, we hurt with and for you guys. Losing a loved one is difficult, but healing will slowly take place. I know you know that. Not a lot we can say to make you feel better, but please know that you can reach out to us anytime if you need someone. We love you guys and are thankful for the support and encouragement you have given us too. Stanley Seth Abbie Lydia Luke Kelsey Hannah
Os sorry for Cindy and the family at this hard time. On the bright side, when George was around there was never a dull moment. He'll be fondly remembered for that.
Cindy, So sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs during this difficult time.