WASHINGTON (7News) — The founder of Horace and Dickie's seafood carryout passed away over the weekend. Richard "Dickie" Shannon -- or Mr. Dickie as he was fondly called by customers -- passed away on Feb. 6. He was 84 years old.
In a message to 7News, his family said Mr. Dickie served the DC and Prince George's County community for 36 years, specializing in fish sandwiches, chicken, shrimp and crab cakes.
He was an icon in the historic H Street Corridor with his 12th Street NE carryout.
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"He was loved and will be missed by his family and all of the lives that he touched in the community," said his wife Dr. Nancy Shannon.
A tribute will be on display at his restaurant at 5601 Allentown Road in Suitland, Maryland.
He also leaves a legacy of Black-owned businesses in Takoma Park, owned by his daughter Simone.
A funeral will be held on Feb. 17 at Ebenezer Church in Suitland at 11 a.m. The viewing will begin at 10 a.m.
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In 2020, 7News spoke to Mr. Dickie who said the shop near H Street, would go out of business after 30 years due to gentrification, which he called “cultural genocide," that was for forcing him out. Back then he told us he'd be playing more golf.
His customers were getting $100 tickets at the time.