Terryl Lynn Dickinson, formerly of North, passed away early in the morning Sept. 7, 2016 in The Cottingham Hospice House, Seneca, South Carolina.
He is survived by his son, Christopher of Atlanta, Georgia, and daughter, Heather and son-in-law, Randy of Westminster, South Carolina.
Terry retired from USAir when he was only 55—the same year he graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. After retirement he started flying with multiple private aviation departments. He then went to work in Saudi Arabia flying various members of their royal family. Later he captained The Flying Hospital, a not for profit that travelled to third world and developing countries.
In 2004, Terry and Linda moved to Savannah, Georgia where he worked at Flight Safety International until retiring on his 72nd birthday in 2013. They then moved to South Carolina to be nearer their children.
Terry will forever be remembered for his love of anything aviation and for flying everything that would take him off the ground—from jumbo jets to single seat experimental aircraft. He was a mentor and friend to everyone he met in any part of the globe. He told inappropriate jokes and flirted with his nurses until the very end.
Family and friends will gather at the Chickasaw Point Community Center, 1354 Chickasaw Drive, Westminster, South Carolina, September 24 from 4-7 in the evening to celebrate Terry’s life.