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William "Bill" Dickson, 76, of Coahoma, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Revs. Craig Wascom and Billy Guy officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Fresno, Calif. and married Dana Reeves June 25, 1960 in Stockton, Calif.
Bill was raised in Coahoma and served in the U.S. Air Force in California, where he met and married his wife. He became an engineer and then moved into management for Pacific Bell Telephone. Bill and Dana moved back to Coahoma 12 years ago after retiring. He loved to read, play chess and work in his rose garden.
He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dana Dickson of Coahoma; two daughters, Deidrei Dickson of Big Spring and Dr. Loretta Dickson and husband, Dr. Joseph Calabrese of Lockhaven, Penn.; one son, Sgt. Major William Andrew Dickson and wife, Michelle of Fort Riley, Kan.; two granddaughters, Trista Leighanne Dickson and Elizabeth Hope Dickson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jonathan David Dickson; two brothers, Charles Andrew Dickson Jr. and Edwin Earl Dickson; and one sister, Jo Ann Dickson.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com