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Place of Birth:
Escatawpa, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Retired Circulation Manager
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Charles William Dickson

Charles William "Bill" Dickson, transitioned to his heavenly home on April 6, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Bill was born July 30, 1934 in Escatawpa, Mississippi and reared in nearby Moss Point. He was the youngest child of Thomas Jackson Dickson, Jr. and the former Mabel Money Phillips. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Thomas Jackson Dickson, III, Richard Phillip Dickson and his sister Lois Elaine Crumbaugh. Bill served two years in the Army before relocating to Tulsa, OK in 1957 where he attended the University of Tulsa. In 1958 he met and married the former Shirley Ann Noles. Bill retired from the Newspaper Printing Corporation after over 25 years of service as a Circulation District Manager. During that time, he also worked many years with OK Fireworks Corporation and Southwest Nursery. Bill and Shirley were very active with the Builder's Class at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa and for many years volunteered with the Wishard Lemons Run. At the time of his death, Bill had celebrated almost 32 years of sobriety and was very active with his local Alcoholics Anonymous, Original Westside group. Bill loved sports and played fast and slow pitch softball and racquetball for many years. In addition to his devoted wife, Shirley, Bill is survived by his children, Melinda Dickson of Tulsa and Lt. Colonel William Dickson, D.D.S. and his wife Lt. Colonel Peggy Dickson, D.D.S. of the United States Air Force; his three grandchildren Heather Duncan and Denver of Oklahoma City; Seth Dickson and Alexandra of Washington D.C. and Mia Dickson of Tulsa; and his three great grandchildren Daxx , Zadie and Dutch Duncan. Bill was a loving, fun and generous man as well as a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Bill is greatly missed by his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the National Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 2448 E. 81 st, Suite 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137. A Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church at 1115 S. Boulder on April 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Service Information

Time: 14-Apr-2014 10:30 am
Location: First United Methodist Church
Address: 1115 South Boulder


Lincoln Family
We never had the good fortune of meeting Mr Dickson. I had the wonderful experience of sharing an office for 2 years with Bill and Peggy. I'm sure Bill represents all of Mr Dickson's great qualities and I'm sure I got to experience all of them-- maybe some of the not so great ones too!!! Even though we haven't gotten to know any of you, we certainly feel like we know you all very well. Bill and Peggy are so proud of all of you and love you all so much. This no doubt is a reflection of the feelings of Bill's dad. No go OU football here though since I'm from Nebraska and that just doesn't work. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Roger and Mitzie Hembree
Shirley and family: hope to attend Monday service. Always enjoyed talking OU football with Bill. He was informed, had an easy smile, and was an interesting conversationist. We remember the time you and Bill had supper with us when you were in OKC for medical treatment. I am sure that you are proud of the family you and Bill have raised. He will be missed by all.
Needa Moses
May God be with you and your family at this time Shirley. You've been so in my thoughts lately, now I know why. Health issues are keeping me at home most of the time so I won't be at the services but I will be thinking of all of you. May God Bless!
Ramona Garrison Ready
God's blessings on you , Shirley , and all your Family Ramona