Anthony "Tony" Jackson Dickey, 62, of Murphy passed away Monday, November 01, 2021 in his home. He was a native of Cherokee County and the son of the late Jack and Blanche Hamby Dickey. He was a retired Lieutenant with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Tony loved his family and was a good father and provider.
Tony loved a good laugh and is best remembered for his sense of humor, and his pranks. He was known for his fast driving. When applying for Patrol School, he was asked why he wanted to be a trooper. He answered, "If you can't beat them, join them"! Tony was a well respected leader, mixing hard work and commitment with a sense of humor and charm. He received various promotions, beginning as a trooper and retiring as a lieutenant. After retiring from the Patrol, he worked with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department as Swat Team Captain and later Lead Investigator.
Tony lived by Roman's 13:1-4 and believed law enforcement was ordained by God as ministers to the people for good. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Blairsville, Georgia.
Surviving are two daughters, Jessica Chadwick and husband, Neil, and Heather Patton and husband, Alan; two brothers, Dr. Phillip Dickey and wife, Andrea, and Jonathan Dickey and wife, Charlie; grandchildren, Rhowan Bresch, Susanna Chadwick, and Zuri Chadwick; nieces, Hannah Bryson, Ashley Johnson, and Olivia Dickey; nephews, Ian Johnson, and Jack Dickey; and the mother of their children, Brenda Hughes Williams.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Monday, November 08, 2021 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy with Rev. Derrick Tilley officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Phillip Dickey, Jonathan Dickey, Ricky Rogers, Vincent Sims, Eddie Kephart, and Charlie Rogers.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 Monday afternoon at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com