Leonard Dickess

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 10, 2011

TROY – Leonard Lee Dickess, 79, of Troy, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 21, 1931, in Ironton to the late Clyde and Anna (Noble) Dickess. His loving wife, Mary “Margie” (Rooks) Dickess, survives.

Other survivors include three children: Toby L. Dickess of Troy, Karla S. Peffly (William) of Troy and Leonard Lee Dickess II (Wanda) of Troy; one brother, Franklin Haas of Ironton; five grandchildren: Kristin M. Moser (Jeremy) of Troy, Alyssa M. Dickess of Xenia, William R. Peffly II of Vandalia, Erika Dickess of Troy and Leah M. Dickess of Sidney; and two great-grandchildren: Ethan A. Moser of Troy and Chloe J. Peffly of Vandalia.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dickess was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and James Dickess.

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He was of the Baptist faith. He was a US Navy veteran having service in Korea and was a member of the Troy Elks, VFW and American Legion. He was also a past board member of University of Dayton Law School. He loved to golf and had a hole-in-one.

Mr. Dickess was founder and owner/operator of Amity Mold Company and Kare Plastics Company both of Tipp City. He was a member of DTMA (Dayton Tooling & Machining Association) and NTMA (National Tooling & Machining Association). In 1977, he was Dayton Businessman of the Year.

A funeral service will held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Danny Bever officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with VFW Honor Guard at the graveside. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.