In memory of Coe H. Disckey, Jr.


Coe H. Dickey Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Coe H. Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Coe H. Dickey Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2013, at his residence in Oak Leaf Manor. Coe was born March 29, 1929, and was the son of Coe H. Sr. and Margaret (Beehler) Dickey.
Coe graduated from Howe Military Academy and then went on to graduate from Wittenberg College. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Coe faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for 26 years attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He married Jean Ann Miller whom he met at Wittenberg College. Jean preceded him in death in 2002. From the marriage, they had 3 daughters. Left to cherish his memories are Anne (James) Caldwell, Barbara Dickey-Claus, Carol Dickey-Mohrman; 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Coe, for many years, owned and operated Toledo Tent Company. He was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church, charter member of North Cape Yacht Club, member of Toledo Ice Boat Yacht Club, Sylvania Pyramid Lodge #287 Free and Accepted Masons, and International Brotherhood of Magicians.

For many years, Coe was well known for spreading joy to children by playing Santa Claus. He was also a known as, "I just saw the guy who was driving a red moped with a big furry "Russian" hat on his head!"
Visitation will be at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. Services will also be held at Reeb on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Procession will travel to Ottawa Hills Memorial Park for burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made out to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be left at

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 13, 2014

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