It is with a heavy heart that the family of Larry Gene Dickinson announce his passing at the age of 67 in Mesquite, Texas on February 22, 2021. Larry was born on December 11, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to Jerry and Shirley Dickinson. The second oldest of four children, Larry has lived in the Dallas area his entire life. He attended H. Grady Spruce High School and later honorably served in the US Army from 1972-1975. In September 1976 Larry married Kay Davis and together they had two sons, Nathan and Jerry. Larry was one in a million. To know him was to love him, plain and simple. Larry spent the majority of his time working; he was the hardest worker you would ever meet. He spent over 35 years working in the HVAC industry and he was extremely talented at it. When Larry wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his kids and five grandchildren. Larry also loved a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em, an episode of Gilmore Girls or an old M*A*S*H rerun. He had always wanted to see the Redwood Forest in California, so one day in 1999 on a whim, he went on a whirlwind west coast road trip with his son, Nathan and daughter in law Kristi. He saw those beautiful Redwoods and he was so happy. Later in life Larry found it fun to go to estate sales and garage sales. He decorated his house with his collections of whatnots, and he made sure to correct you if you called them knickknacks or trinkets. They were definitely whatnots. Another thing about Larry: his sense of humor was unmatched. Within minutes of being in his presence, you would be laughing. He had a list of funny phrases and sayings that he had made up over the years. I bet you’re reading this and laughing about one of his sayings right now. Larry was helpful and a get-it-done kind of guy. If you needed help, no matter how large or small the task, Larry would get it done. He didn’t make excuses or tell you he couldn’t, he just said, “I’ll do it.” He was never inconvenienced by helping another and would come to the rescue of many throughout his life. Larry would happily give you his last dollar, or his last Mountain Dew. Maybe not his last Dr. Pepper though. *wink wink. Larry left his mark on this world in a big way. He loved deeply. He has influenced and inspired countless people throughout his 67 years and the world will be just a little darker without him here. If you were loved by Larry…well, you already know that you were one of the lucky ones. Larry is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley and his father Jerry. He is survived by his son, Nathan Dickinson (Kristi) and Jerry Dickinson; grandchildren Chandler, Kennedy, Will, Reid, and Kori; sister Claudia Bell; brothers Rusty Dickinson and Mark Dickinson; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.