Charles D. Dickey, Sr.

Charles D. Dickey, Sr.

Age 55, of Joliet, IL, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.  He was born August 15, 1962 in Effingham, IL to Guadalupe Dickey and Donald N. Dickey.  He had resided in Joliet for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann (nee Salazar); children, Constance Lindsay Dickey, Charles D. Dickey, Jr. and Jasmine Eileen Dickey; his parents; siblings, Rose Chavez, Frank (Sheryl) Dickey and Margaret Dickey; his canine companion, Sandy; sisters-in-law, Dora Salazar, Rosie (Jaime) Guajardo, and Linda Salazar; brothers-in-law; Joseph (Rita) Salazar, David Salazar, Richard Salazar and Daniel (Earl Nowak) Salazar.  Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceded in death by his mother and father in law, Gilbert Sr. and Concepcion Salazar; and brothers-in law, Kevin Glass, Gilbert Jr., Ernest and Peter Salazar.

Charles had served his Country in the United States Army and retired from the National Guard after 22 years of service. He was employed at the Joliet Armory for many years and had recently received an Illinois Realtors License. Charles enjoyed all sports, was an avid Cardinals fan and enjoyed reading.

Charles was a devoted father and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Although his absence will be hard to accept, we will find strength knowing he is in a better place. He will live in our hearts forever.

Funeral services for Charles D. Dickey, Sr. will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  Interment to follow with full military honors under the auspices of the United States Army at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the family would be appreciated. Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  For information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at