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Mr Leo Dickson, gentleman auto transporter, has died, RIP
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Posted 2018-04-04 9:50 AM (#561129)
Subject: Mr Leo Dickson, gentleman auto transporter, has died, RIP



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Sadly, Leo Dickson of Phoenix AZ died in his sleep last week, his widow called to inform me yesterday.
Leo was a very nice gentleman, a retired over-the-road trucker who in his retirement carefully transported vintage cars one-at-a-time behind his Dodge pickup for many of us, including Bo Malefors in Phoenix, many cars from John "Big M's place in CA, and others of us. I believe he was around 84, and still actively working.

Leo hauled at least 6 cars and a motorcycle for me from AZ, CA, NM, SC, VT, and more. He was also the owner of a '56 Olds 88 that he'd he owned since new, and a very knowledgeable car guy. Sometimes when he knew of a particularly nice car for sale he'd call and let me know about it. He was always very dependable, super reasonable in what he charged for his good work, and a true credit to an important part of our hobby that can sometimes be very disappointing to deal with. RIP Leo.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-04-04 10:23 AM (#561131 - in reply to #561129)
Subject: RE: Mr Leo Dickson, gentleman auto transporter, has died, RIP



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I believe John said it was Leo that hauled my Plaza out of the desert
and up to John's place while I was deployed. Never met him, but the
way John described his style, sounds like my kind of guy. I hope I make
84 in good health and active.
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-05 2:14 AM (#561173 - in reply to #561129)
Subject: Re: Mr Leo Dickson, gentleman auto transporter, has died, RIP



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It was sad news to hear of Leo's passing....He was a truly great guy, Honest as the day is long!...He treated everyone's cars with kid gloves like they were his own...he transported 6 of my cars from Sierra Vista AZ to Bo's business in Phoenix AZ and back again, and also picked up a 58 Dodge wagon from Montana for me...i'd been in contact with Leo almost daily, as i worked for Bo for about a year, Leo was planning to pick up my 57 D500 from upstate NY this month(April), he'd just been to CA to pick up a windshield for me for my 58 2dr HT (the day before he passed)...I know he had some serious health issues, he'd told me..."John I just want to keep on working(driving) untill i drop"...he loved to drive all over the country!!..I'm happy he passed in his sleep and didn't suffer a slow death (he had bone cancer)....RIP Leo!, You will be missed by many.

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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-04-05 6:17 AM (#561175 - in reply to #561129)
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Leo was a fine man, I am fortunate that I knew him. He will be missed!
Pete
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mstrug
Posted 2018-04-05 6:18 AM (#561176 - in reply to #561129)
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He was a great man. He even chose to unload my car in the rain, a Texas Thunderstorm style rain, and he was so happy to do it. He will be missed. Love and prayers to his family.
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big m
Posted 2018-04-09 11:21 AM (#561307 - in reply to #561129)
Subject: Re: Mr Leo Dickson, gentleman auto transporter, has died, RIP



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So sad to read this.

I've known Leo for years, he personally picked up and delivered cars here at least fifty times, so I got to know him pretty well. I knew him before when he sold taillights at the Turlock swap meet, always willing to give a good deal.

He was always up to a challenge, he would go the extra mile, where most haulers would fail.

Resty in peace, my friend, you were the real deal.

---John
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oldwood
Posted 2018-04-10 11:46 PM (#561386 - in reply to #561307)
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He stayed at my home. I can't remember what car he hauled out of here. RIP Leo
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