Dr. Robert Milam Dickerson passed away November 19, 2018, in Overland Park, KS. Robert was born May 1, 1934, to Ruth Josephine Milam and Justus Wayne Dickerson in Ottawa, Kansas. Robert has an older brother, Gordon Wayne Dickerson (Billie), who lives in Medford, Oregon. Bob attended Ottawa, Kansas Public Schools and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1952.
Following high School, Bob attended Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and then transferred to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Utilization in 1958 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science in 1960. Bob then attended the University of Kansas Medical School, receiving a doctorate in medicine in 1964. He took his internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and later a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital. He has practiced Internal Medicine for over 40 years, spending time in Lakin, Garden City and Ulysses, Kansas, and 18 years at the Powell Hospital in Powell, Wyoming.
Bob married Carole Smolensky of West Orange, New Jersey, in 1957, and they have been married for 61 years. They have four children: Lisa (John) Marquis of Prairie Village, Kansas; John of Denver, Colorado; Tom (Stacey) of Overland Park, Kansas; and David of Overland Park, Kansas. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
During leisure hours, Bob enjoyed fishing, horses and the mountains.
Private family services will be held.