Charles Douglas “Charlie” Dickens, 61, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on Wednesday March 10, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday March 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dr. Frank Gagliano officiating at the graveside. Pallbearers will be Emery “Pop” Binkley, Steve Dickens, Webb Morrison, Daniel Pope, Brandon Landrum, Gary Rastelli, Tim Smith, Mike Vaden, Alan “Beans” Castle, and Randy Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Station 52, Ronnie Hollingsworth and the Maintenance Crew at Hollingsworth Oil Company (Eliot Bradley, Jeremy Henderson, Andy Arms, Ted Cohea, Ronnie Hyde, Matt Groves, Kenny “K.P.” Perry, Tommy Reeves, Buddy Grant, Clint Sweatt, R.J. Woody, Jeff Benton, Billy Corbin, and Ross Weatherbie), all of the Hollingsworth Oil Company work family, the racing community at Highland Rim Speedway, Roger Cunningham, David Fields, John Cohea, and Dr. Don Brescia. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Charlie was born March 25, 1959 in Ft. Pierce, FL. He lived up to his great name. He may have never written a book, or maybe even read a book, but a novel could be written about all the good things he did for others. Whether it was fixing a lawn mower, changing brakes, shingling a roof, replacing a floor, or building something...Charlie would do just about anything for anyone. He was loved by many and liked by all. He had no enemies and he never met a stranger. Charlie loved racing cars at Highland Rim Speedway and running demo derbies, but mostly he loved watching his sons race cars and demo derby. He was the proud father to Justin, Kaitlin, and Landin, and an even prouder grandfather “D” to Jaxin, Macon, Kenlee, Winston, and Tucker. Charlie was married to the love of his life, Maresa, for 39 years. He also loved and cherished his 4 siblings and his mother-in-law, Margaret Bayliss, known to him as “Ms. Ordy”. He worked for Hollingsworth Oil Co for over 35 years, as well as owning several businesses. He was always coming up with new ideas and inventions. Charlie loved the Bee-Gees and Sanford and Son. Charlie could make someone laugh in just about any situation, and he was a role model and an inspiration to so many. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church, and was a firefighter with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department Station 52. Charlie was the owner of the former Charlie’s Red Barn. He loved woodworking and building furniture. Charlie was preceded in death by his mother: Rose Mary Cambron Dickens and by his father: Howard Douglas Dickens.
Charlie is survived by his wife: Maresa Bayliss Dickens, his children: Justin (Ashlee) Dickens, Kaitlin (Hunter) VanDervort, and Landin (Katelen) Dickens, all of Greenbrier, by his grandchildren: Jaxin Charles Dickens, Kenlee Rose Dickens, Tucker Bayliss Dickens, Macon Gage Dickens, and Winston James Dickens, by his brother: Steve (Cynthia) Dickens of Goodlettsville, and by his sisters: Cindi (Jeff) Bryant of Greenbrier, Sheryl (Webb) Morrison of Springfield, and Marilyn (Max) Fagan of Springfield.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jeremy Pantin, the doctors, nurses, and staff at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and Centennial Medical Center for all their tireless care and efforts in Charlie’s long battle with Myelofibrosis.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
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