The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 25, 2013

Lloyd Dedrickson


Lloyd Oliver Dedrickson, 83, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Circle of Life, Legacy Village Hospice in Bentonville, Ark.

Lloyd was born June 16, 1930, in Clay Center, Neb., to Oliver and Agnes Dedrickson. He graduated from Webb City High School, Class of 1949, and Joplin Junior College. He served in the United Stares Marine Corps during the Korean War as a sergeant. He played on the U.S. Marine Corps basketball team during his service.

Lloyd retired in 1985, from Sperry-Vickers in Joplin, Mo. and Jackson, Miss., after 25 plus years. He enjoyed fishing, golf, boating, woodworking, grilling and vintage autos.

Survivors  include his wife, Onita "Nita" (Avara) Dedrickson; daughters, Tammie Greenberg and Robin Blotter and husband, Kelly and granddaughter, Allison Blotter; sister, Julia Hood and husband, Gerald; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Agnes Dedrickson; brother, Russell Dedrickson; and sister, Mary Henson.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the VA National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark. The Honor Guard Detail will be  provided by the United States Armed Forces.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Bella Vista.

Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life, Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Special thanks to the Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark.

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