William Dickson, Sr.
William B. (Bill) Dickson, Sr., more affectionately known as “Mr. Dickson,” “Mr. Bill,” “Grandaddy,” “Bill,” and “Dad,” passed away peacefully on November 16, 2023. Born December 11, 1943 in Longview, Texas, he was the only child of Lanelle and Barney Dickson.
Having relocated to the Jackson area at an early age, he was a 1962 Graduate of Provine High School, and attended Mississippi College. Shortly thereafter, Bill followed in his Father’s footsteps working in the Dairy Division of the Jackson Office of Borden, Incorporated for over thirty (30) years.
Throughout his amazing life, Bill was an avid athlete and outdoorsman. He possessed a stong passion for coaching and managing youth baseball teams, playing golf, playing softball, hunting, and fishing.
Bill was an active and faithful member and servant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison, MS where he served in the capacities of Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Hospitality. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he achieved the rank of “Fourth Degree Knight.”
Retirement provided Bill ample time to pursue his passion of being outdoors, especially working in the yard. He became a lover of dogs having rescued and adopted his beloved Pugs (Dusty and Rocket), and Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and neighborhood coffee groups.
Bill was an extremely devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He is proceeded in death by his Mother (Lanelle), and Father (Barney). He is survived by his wife (Sue), son Will (Kasey), and 3 grandchildren (London/Caleb/Keegan).
The family would like to express its most sincere and deepest gratitude to Dr. J. Scott Harrison, Jerra Weathersby (RN), and the respective staff members of Merit River Region Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center Emergency Department/MICU, The Nichols Center, and all of his caregivers who provided him with compassionate care.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:00am -1200pm at St. Francis of Asissi Catholic Church in Madison (4000 West Tidewater Lane, Madison, MS 39110) with Mass immediately following. A private burial will follow at Natchez Trace Memorial Park.
Any/All Memorial Donations may be made in to Webster Animal Shelter in Madison or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the name of William B. Dickson, Sr.