John Dickey

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: former naval officer and patriarch of a Biloxi, Mississippi family gospel group who once appeared in a commercial for Biloxi Regional Medical Center and also traveled some as the opening act with the well-known gospel group The Staple Singers, but the group broke up after his sons graduated from high school.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina

 

Born: December 6, 1944

 

Died: August 30, 2005

 

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi