Ancel Wayne Dickson, age 95, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Ardmore. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in The Chapel at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home, Ardmore, with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore.
Ancel was born October 1, 1917, to W.S. Dickson and Mary (Rogers) Dickson in Hollister, Okla. He married the love of his life, Lois Anna Giles, on December 24, 1937, in Headrick, Okla.
Ancel was a veteran of World War II. In 1940, he worked for Southwestern Bell in Walters, Okla. He and Lois moved to Ardmore in 1973. He continued working for Southwestern Bell where he worked for 39 years before retiring. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Gideon’s.
Ancel was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lois; one son, Roger Dickson; grandson, Jeff Phillippe; and two brothers.
He is survived by sons, Dee Dickson, William Dickson and Stephen Dickson; daughter, Andi Powers; 13 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Family visitation will be from 6 until 8 this evening at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home, Ardmore, Okla.