Long-time Oil City Mayor, John Charles “Chip” Dickey Jr., died early May 24, 2016, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.

According to Oil City records, Dickey first became Mayor in January of 2005. His father, John Charles Dickey Sr., was mayor from July 1968 to June 1976. Dickey's term of office was set to end Dec. 31, 2016.

He was 60 years old.

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