OBITUARY: Lewis Rayburn Dickerson Jr.


Mr. Lewis Rayburn Dickerson, Jr., age 78 of Portland, Tennessee passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023 at his residence.

Lewis was born on July 2, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Lewis and Ocie Dickerson.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Dickerson.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Mayberry Dickerson; daughters, Kimberly (Tommy) Hicks, Tammy Buntin, Rebecca (Steve) Griggs, Karla (Jason) Coleman, Cecilia (Tony) Smith, Mariah Dickerson, and Keeli Dickerson; sons, David (Tina) Harris, Stewart (Sharon) Harris, and Johnathan (Jennifer) Bunch; sister, Nora Martin; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 9th at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Sellars Family Heritage at Portland with Pastors Roy McGregor and James Mallard officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Jake Link Cemetery. Pallbearers are Johnathan Bunch, David Harris, Stewart Harris, Jason Coleman, B.J. Bishop, Tony Smith, Austin Coleman, and Jayden Glover. Honorary pallbearers are Wesley Harris and Tristen Harris. Visitation with the family will be Monday, October 9th from 10:00 AM until time of service at 2:00 PM.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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