Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory
Brandon Joshua Dickinson, 42, passed away, with family and friends by his side, on December 27, 2019 in Yakima, Washington. He was born to Blake and Sherry (Holmes) Dickinson on December 1, 1977 in Yakima, Washington.
Brandon is survived by wife, Dusty Dickinson; son, Ben; parents, Blake and Valerie Dickinson; siblings: Corrie Mullen, Miles Metteer and Megan (Sheldon) Weddle; nephews: Rylee Mullen and girlfriend Téa Tindell, Dallon Weddle and Miles Metteer Jr.; nieces: Olivia Metteer, Emy Weddle and Mellie Weddle and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Brandon was preceded in death by mother, Sherry (Holmes) Mahaffey; grandparents, Dale and Pearl Dickinson and Art and Joyce Holmes; and brother, “Baby Boy Dickinson.”
Brandon’s early years were spent in Grandview where he began school. He later moved to Yakima where he completed school graduating from West Valley High School Class of 1996.
As a kid Brandon played all the sports from baseball to wrestling. He enjoyed outdoor activities like fishing and camping. It was also clear at a young age that Brandon enjoyed spirited enthusiastic debate on any and all topics.
At age 19 Brandon ventured to Los Angeles, with Mom’s encouragement, to work and live at the Midnight Mission. A long bus ride from Pasco to Los Angeles was a once in a lifetime, eye opening experience.
Brandon met his future wife Dusty in the summer of 2000 and they married June 19, 2010. During the early years of their relationship they attended many show and concerts like Ozzfest, ICP, and Wrestle Mania. They later became parents to Dusty’s half siblings.
Brandon worked many different types of jobs: box boy, warehouse, lawn care, barista, cook and appliance repair. He liked music, had a passion for cooking, his pets, and was a Seahawks fan.
Brandon at the age of three was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and spent his life dealing with its effects. Diabetes and other medical conditions, after a long hard-fought battle, finally took Brandon, a loving husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and friend. We will all miss you! There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Please consider donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, JDRF, in care of Brookside Funeral Home, PO Box 1267 Moxee, WA 98936.
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