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Shirley "Hotrod" Dickerson


Shirley “Hotrod” Dickerson

September 19, 1937 ~ January 18, 2021


Shirley “Hotrod” Dickerson, 83, of North Guadalupe Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed

away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Las Cruces. Private graveside service

will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with Rev.

James McCormick officiating. The service will be lived-stream and can be viewed at

dentonwood.com. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Shirley

“Hotrod” Dickerson was born September 19, 1937 in Notomine, West Virginia to Ed and Esta

(Brown) Dickerson. He worked for 3 years in coal mines before moving to Carlsbad in 1965.

Hotrod went to work in the potash mines retiring after 40 years of service. He played softball

with the potash mine teams for years, where he was pitcher. Hotrod married Juanita, December

28, 1978. He cut and sold firewood to many people over the years. Shirley enjoyed hunting,

horseshoes, and old cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Charles Dickerson,

sister: Ada May Dickerson. Survivors are wife of 43 years Juanita Dickerson; daughter: Bambi

Padget; son: Kenneth Dickerson; daughter: Julie Zitz and husband, Stephan; son: Timothy

Carpenter and wife, Terisa; 12 grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; brothers: Lawrence

Dickerson, Melvin “Butch” Dickerson and wife, Wanda; sisters: Nell Ward and Dolly

Holderman and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be expressed at

dentonwood.com

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