Born in Glasgow, KY, Dr. Dickinson was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky.
He completed the master of science degree from UK in 1966 and returned to UK to complete the Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics in 1970.
He was a member of Phi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary, and Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honorary.
Dr. Dickinson joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 1968 and quickly became a campus favorite for his excellence in the classroom and gentle manner.
Dr. Dickinson was a member of First Christian Church, Georgetown where he served as an elder, sang in the choir, and was a Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Suetta, four children, one grandson, and four sisters. His son, Jonathan, is an associate professor of math, physics, and computer science at Georgetown College.
Dr. Dickinson’s memorial service was November 10 at First Christian Church.