Pfc Steward (Stewart) Ray Dickey was a resident of South Knoxville, the son of Steward Ray Dickey and Esta Lee Layman. He was the brother Morane Dickey, Nina G. Dickey, and Sarah M. Dickey. He married Miss Doris Geneva Moore. Their son Steward Ray Dickey was born in 1944. Prior to the war he was a Sales Manager for Millers Department Store. He enlisted on November 11, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Pfc. Dickey was killed in action in Southern France. He was repatriated to the United States and funeral services were held April 30, 1948, at Berry Funeral Home. Burial in Knoxville National Cemetery.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 27, 1944
Pfc. S.R. Dickey, Jr., was killed in action Aug. 28, during the invasion of Southern France, according to a telegram from the War Department to his wife, Mrs. Doris G. Dickey, Fort Valley Road. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Dickey Sr., 603 Moody Avenue. Pfc. Dickey, 22, had been in the service 21 months and overseas since April. He was formerly employed by Miller Store Co. His son, Stewart Ray Dickey III was born Sept. 4, one week after his death.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 August 1922
  • Date of death: 30 August 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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