Tracy Lawrence is mourning the loss of his father. Duane Dickens passed away yesterday at his home in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was 83-years-old. Dickens was suffering from an undisclosed extended illness. Mr Dickens attended the Southern Methodist University where he received a degree in banking. He was Vice President of State First National Bank, later became Regions Bank where he worked for 44 years.  In addition to Tracy, Dickens is survived by sons Laney and Samuel, as well as daughters Wendi, DeRenda and Daphne. He’s also survived by his brother, a twin sister, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.