Dicker Sr., Dan (USN-Ret.) June 5, 1938 - November 8, 2013. Dan Dicker Sr. passed away in his native South Carolina after a brief illness. A former resident of North Chicago, Dan served his country honorably in the United States Navy
as a Gunner's Mate from 1955-1975. He retired as a Master Chief. Due to the cultural and political norms at the time he joined the Navy, there were few black men who were Gunner's Mates. The position was considered too complex and too hazardous for "a man of color". That he was able to retire as an E-9/Master Chief was quite an achievement. He is survived by 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Services will be held on Thursday, November 14th at HenryHand Funeral Home, Kingstree, SC.