James A. Dickson, 70, of Cape Coral, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Galesburg, Ill., a son of Joseph F. and Laura E. (Bradshaw) Dickson.
He graduated from high school in Portales, N.M., and received his B.S. degree from New Mexico University and was member of the National Guard, serving as a 2nd class Warrant Officer.
He received his private pilot license at age 16 and worked at Ft. Rucker as an instructor pilot. He spent his career as a commercial airline pilot from 1973 to 2002 which started with Ozark airlines and included, TWA, Great American Airways and Southeast Airlines.
He was a member of the Florida Cub Flyers, Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Old Farts Flying Club.
He is survived by his brother, Robert Dickson, and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:30 p.m. at Rumrunners in Cape Harbour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.