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Senate to hold memorial service for Sen. Dickerson Monday, Funeral services in Poteau set for Tuesday

Senator Larry Dickerson Senator Larry Dickerson

(Oklahoma City) The Oklahoma State Senate will hold a memorial service for Senator Larry Dickerson at the State Capitol at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 11th. The state legislator's body will lie in state in the State Capitol second floor rotunda Monday morning until the memorial proceedings begin in the Senate chamber later that afternoon.

Funeral services for Sen. Dickerson will be held in Poteau at 2:00 p.m. the following day, Tuesday, March 12th. The services will be held in the Mick Thompson Fieldhouse at Carl Albert State College. The State Senate will not meet on Tuesday so that members and staff can attend the Poteau funeral.

Dickerson (D-Poteau) died Thursday in Oklahoma City after a three-year bout with cancer. He served in the State Senate for 16 years, representing the people of Senate District 4 in Leflore and Sequoyah counties. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma law school, Dickerson also maintained a private law practice in his hometown of Poteau where he lived with his wife Dee Ann and son John.

In lieu of flowers, the Dickerson family asks that any donations be made to the following entities:

Angel Flight, Inc
6202 S. Lewis, Suite 72
Tulsa OK 74136 The John Lawrence Dickerson scholarship fund
c/o Central National Bank of Poteau
Poteau OK 74953
Contact info
Senate Communications Division - (405) 521-5605