Joseph E. Dickey, 77, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away March 16, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
He was born June 26, 1940 in Lebanon, IN, son of the late Chester E. Dickey and A. Helen Williams Dickey. Joe was a graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Indiana.
He worked as a Design Engineer for the Reliance Electric Plants located in Columbus, Indiana for 24 years. Locally he worked for Applied Industrial Technologies, Florence, Kentucky, and retired from Cook Enterprises, Erlanger, Kentucky.
Joe belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, where he served as both an elder and a deacon. While serving as an elder, he was Building and Grounds Chairman for the Session. Joe also enjoyed singing tenor in the church choir. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana (formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute), where he sang in the school choir. He was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and Vintage Airplane Division where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed classic cars and classic planes. Joe was a pilot and owned a 1946 Aeronca Champion. He was an avid reader and served as treasurer for the Friends of the Library at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. In his younger days he enjoyed building models. Joe was an animal lover, he loved dogs and cats, especially his dogs, MacDouglas (Westie) and Jacques ( Bichon Frise).
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Julia Edwards Dickey of Greendale, IN; son, John E. Dickey of Columbus, IN.
He was preceded in death by parents, and son, Joseph E. Dickey, Jr.
Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, IN 47001.
Memorial Services will be at 1:30 pm, immediately following visitation.
Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and the Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.