James Harvey Dickson Jr.

Las Vegas, Nevada- James Harvey Dickson Jr. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 at the Saint Rose Hospital after a 13-year battle with leukemia. He was born on Sep. 14, 1957 in Ithaca, NY and was the son of James and Doris Dickson.  He was Survived by his wife, Linda M. Dickson, his children: Derek James Dickson (Kelly), Queen Creek, AZ; Diana Lynn Bergquist (Devin), Queen Creek, AZ; John Chauncey Dickson (Emily S.), Lehi, UT; Nicholas Adam Dickson (Emily C.), Vineyard, UT; James Herbert Ramirez (Charla), Greenwood, AR; Jennifer Elizabeth Behnken (Larry), Fairborn, OH; and Jessica Marie Nelson (Dennis), Cosmopolis, WA. His 15 Grandchildren, Sister Susan Warrick (Barry), Seneca Falls NY, Brother Adam Dickson (Tia), Seneca Falls NY; Stepmother Judith Dickson, Dunedin Fla; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.  He was Predeceased by:  His Mother and Father, Doris and James Dickson Sr., and Brother Dana Dickson

Jim graduated from Mynderse Academy (1976) in Seneca Falls, NY.  After high school, Jim joined the Navy where he served as a nuclear submarine operator and later became a Naval Officer in the Navy Reserves. Jim was a life-long learner, he attended Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) and Cortland University (NY).

Jim was “all in” with everything he did. He had a passion for life, family, service, country, the Gospel, and Jesus Christ. Jim was passionate about science, physics, adventure, and the New York Yankees. Overall, he loved learning and finding the deeper meaning of the universe. Jim had three careers, United States Navy, Computer Science Engineer, and Education. Jim joined the Clark County School District in 2007.  He started teaching at Cashman Middle School. After seven years, he transferred to A-TECH.  Jim’s love and passion for Advanced Physics and life has helped many students prepare for college.  Jim had a way of making the most abstract idea make sense and come to life. Jim had a testimony of Christ and the Plan of Salvation.  He lived a short but meaningful life.  He lived to serve.


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,

I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7


                        Memorial Service

October 17, 2020, 5:00 – 6:00

Temple View Chapel

877 Temple View Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89110


Rendering of Military Funeral Honors

(By invitation only)

November 25, 2020, 2:00 – 2:30

The Southern Nevada State Veterans Cemetery (SNVMC)

100 Veterans Memorial Dr.

Boulder City, NV 89005


Donations in lieu of flowers are being accepted for the

James Dickson A-TECH Advanced Physics Scholarship Fund

Donations can made by:


  • Mailing checks to Advanced Technologies Academy, attention: Dickson Scholarship Fund,

1411 Robin St., Las Vegas, NV 89106


Phone: 702-799-7870

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