Firefighters from surrounding departments lined overpasses on Ohio 2 to salute the procession during the journey of over 200 vehicles.
Funeral services at The Chapel begin at 1 p.m. Friday. When the service concludes at about 2 p.m., the main processional will leave The Chapel and go to Oakland Cemetery.
That route will be as follows:
• South on Galloway Road to Bogart Road.
• West on Bogart Road to Campbell Street.
• North on Campbell Street, with a pause at Perkins Fire Station No. 2, where Dickman was stationed as a Perkins firefighter.
• East on Perkins Avenue to Milan Road.
• South on Milan Road to Oakland Cemetery.
Milan Road may be closed from Strub Road to Perkins Avenue during the service, depending on the number of emergency vehicles involved in the procession. Northbound traffic will be diverted to Strub Road and southbound traffic will be diverted to Perkins Avenue.
Planners said people are encouraged to line the processional routes to pay their last respects to Dickman, although everyone is asked not to stand in the road. All vehicles should be parked off the streets. Some off-street parking will be available on Campbell Street, and there may be more available on Perkins Avenue and Milan Road.
For more information, call Perkins police at 419-627-0824.