Sad news to report out of the country music world. Tracy Lawrence's father Duane Dickens has passed away. Dickens was 83-years-old. reports that Dickens was suffering from an undisclosed extended illness, and the family had time to prepare and say goodbye as he passed at his home in Texarkana, Ark. on Wednesday morning.

Dickens had earned a banking degree from Southern Methodist University and had been the Vice President of State First National Bank.

All of us here at The Dawg send out our deepest condolences to Tracy and the entire Dickens family.


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