Mr. Rhettus Alvin Dickinson, age 85 of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 in the Roane Medical Center in Kingston, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Everett Dickinson and Eva Howell Dickinson, and a brother Woodie Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson was a U.S. Navy veteran, a caring gentleman that loved God and his family. He is survived by his children, Karen Long (Richard) of TX, Jeff Dickinson of TN, Lora Dickinson of CA, David Dickinson (Beth) of FL, and Randy Dickinson (Tina) of CA, grandchildren, William Long (Valerie), TX, Andrew Long (Teri) of NE, Grace Melton (Chris) of TX, Daniel Dickinson (Tasha) of TN, Matt Dickinson of TN, Kirk Dickinson of CA, Alexander Dickinson of FL, Eli Dickinson of FL, Lilly Dickinson of FL, and Jessica Dickinson of CA, great grandchildren, Skyler Long, Jolie and Heath Melton, Landon and Noah Dickinson, a sister, Fleeta Restine (Joe) of CA, and a brother Hugh Dickinson (Jean) of CA. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28th, 2015 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Chris Melton will officiate. The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Monday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Dickinson family.