Joshua Ray Dickerson

Joshua Ray Dickerson, 39, of Edwardsville, passed away at 9:32 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Joshua was born May 12, 1981 in Highland, the son of Russel and Terri (Hall) Dickerson. He graduated from Edwardsville High School with the class of 1999, and continued his education while studying carpentry. Joshua was a self-employed carpenter, owning and operating Dickerson Enterprises. He and his brother also owned and operated IAM, an asphalt company.

With his remaining spare time, Joshua installed garage doors. Joshua was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach, where he was baptized and saved.

Joshua was an upbeat, cheerful, good man, who loved playing with all of his nieces and nephews. He also loved skydiving, having completed jumps on two separate occasions with his dad. Joshua enjoyed and loved many things, but what he loved most of all was helping other people.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Millard and Gladys Hall; and his paternal grandparents, Jack and Alice Dickerson.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Terri and Russel Dickerson of Pocahontas; siblings, Caleb Dickerson of Granite City, Leah (husband, Golia) Begley of Lost City, OK, and Daniel (wife, Katrina) Dickerson of Shepherdsville, KY; nieces and nephews, Jacob, Gavin, Autumn, Abigail, Justice, Cyrus, and Avalynn; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his faithful dogs, Frog and Chewy.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central Baptist Church, 3940 IL-111, Granite City, IL 62040.

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