Bryan Richard Dickson
March 6, 1978 – Sept. 23, 2015
After a long battle with cancer and at the young age of 37, Bryan passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our lord and savior on Sept. 23, 2015.
Bryan was born in Reno on March 6, 1978 to Steven and Kathleen (Souza) and lived his entire life in the Truckee Meadows. Bryan graduated from Edward C. Reed High School in 1997 and was a member of the first Reed High Varsity Soccer team to reach the state championship game. It was at Reed that he met the love of his life Teresa Marie Gorsett. They were wed in 2002 and settled in the Sparks area.
In the earlier years of his battle with cancer and due to the treatment he endured, Bryan was told his chances of ever having children were minimal at best. Bryan and Teresa took minimal to a new level when in February 2003 the miracle they named Tyler Elliot was born. Teresa then gave birth to two more miracles, Devin Kyle in June 2005 and Rylee Christine in March 2007.
Bryan was employed for over 15 years at the University of Nevada in the parking services and maintenance departments eventually landing in the painting department.
Bryan’s passion was not only his own children but also serving other children throughout the Reno Sparks area. Bryan was a volunteer manager and coach for nine years with Sparks Little League eventually becoming vice president of league operations. He was also head coach and coach for six years with Sparks Pop Warner.
Bryan spent many summers here in Hawthorne, loved working with sports and shall be greatly missed.
In addition to Teresa and his children, Bryan is survived by his mother Kathleen and stepfather Rockie Jamison, Sparks; father Steven and stepmother Pam, Sparks; sister Kristal McDowell (David), Sparks; brother Andrew (Amy), Fernley; brother Steven Junior, Reno; grandmother Sheila Stark, Sparks; grandmother Joanna Souza, Hawthorne; great aunts Helen Burr, Washington, Jackie Souza, Reno; uncle Steven Souza ( Sarah ),Concord, Calif.; uncle Ron Souza, Hawthorne and many cousins and other family members.
Services were held at the Sparks Nazarene Church, Sparks on Saturday, Oct. 3.
A Bryan Dickson Memorial Fund has been set up at
United Federal Credit Union
PO Box 7255, Reno, NV 89510
Or any branch to help this young family.