Business man shows off fun side

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By Terri Likens, Editor

Time spent with Joe Dickerson will tell you this: his mind is always churning.
You may not know Dickerson, but chances are you’ve seen his creative side at work. He bought a little throw-away boat for $100 and set it up in front of his shop, JD Automotive Marine & Equipment on Hwy. 70 near Caney Creek.
Dickerson decided to add a driver and a water skier, and when his quest for mannequins became too costly, he made his own. The spindly arms and legs of the water skier are made of PVC pipe.
Dickerson’s fun side has been appreciated by many motorists who stop to look at his creation.
“I’ve had big ol’ biker dudes pull over and ask if they could take a picture,” he said.
Dickerson, who works on electrical systems, particularly in houseboats and emergency vehicles, doesn’t plan to stop with the skier pair.
He’s seeking an old fuselage to make it look like an airplane has crashed into his building.