Christopher Allen Dickens, age 44 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 18, 2023. Chris was born on December 10, 1978, to Carol Young Dickens and the late Roy “Doc” Dickens. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents Bonnie Dickens and Roy H. Dickens, Sr., Owsley and Lucy Young, uncle Grant Young, aunt and cousin Betty and Katy Brooks.
Chris had a lifelong passion for guitar playing and songwriting, performing duets with his daughter Lucy and encouraging her to write songs of her own. He participated in Somerset Community College Theater & Film productions, and occasionally wrote a column covering regional arts and culture for the Cumberland County Newspaper. He had an array of jobs in his lifetime from river barge deckhand to over-the-road truck driver to substitute teacher.
He loved stories; telling them, singing them, performing them, and referencing them from his encyclopedic knowledge of movies, shows, books, and songs. Almost anything could spark his curiosity and he was always enthusiastic to share it with others. His kind spirit and hearty laugh will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include: his mother, Carol Young Dickens, Daughter- Lucinda “Lucy” Dickens [Hannah, Chris, and Amara Lindsey], Siblings- Jenni Dickens Page [Steven], Clif Dickens, Aunts and Uncles- Bill Young, Helen Young [Jack Rudolph], Fayette ‘Doc’ Young, Jean-Allen Young, Alicia and Denny Unger, Great Uncle- Dewey ‘Kenny’ Dickens, Cousins- Jared Young, Morgan Young [Kendall], Lee Young [Shreya], Tyler Young [Alyx], Carly Brashear Cox [Curtis], Sam Brashear, Jacob Brashear, Noah Young, John Rudolph, Dan Unger [Crystal], DJ Unger [Ashley], Jeff Smith, Niece- Naomi Page, Special family- Judy Watson Wise
Visitation at Norris – New Funeral Home in Burkesville on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 4 pm. Service at 11 am on the following day.