He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Dee Dockins and Arthur William David Dirkson; and brother, James Edward Dirkson.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine; son, Zachery; grandchildren, Zahria Venee, Zander Ray, Keylynn Lee Dirkson; five siblings, May Margaret (the late Eugene) Stafford, Earl (Irene) Dirkson, Ernestine Dirkson, Benjamin Dirkson, Dellas Barr; two devoted cousins, Sarah Corder, Cynthia Dirkson; two devoted friends, Ray Neal, Clarence (Angie and Carli) Williams; and six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.
Neuble Monument Funeral Home at 1330 Bluebird Road is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-3117.
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