WILSON – Funeral services for William “Bill” “Pappy” Robert Dickson, of Ardmore is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with Danny Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Montague County, Texas, at 4 p.m. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
William “Bill” “Pappy” Robert Dickson was born Aug. 25, 1933, at Wellington, Texas, to the late Winford Jewel Dickson and Oma Lee (Lowry) Dickson. He departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Ardmore.
Bill was raised in Hereford, Texas. He was flying at the age of 9 years old and graduated high school at Hereford, Texas. He then studied to be a radiologist, following his mother’s wishes, but chose to be a career pilot, starting as a crop duster with Clovis Spraying Service of Hereford. Bill married Ms. Barbara Jean Kimbrough on June 26, 1953, at Hereford, Texas. He went to work for Central Airlines and later for Frontier Airlines, retiring as a captain in 1983. He loved ranching, having his ranch in Sunset, Texas. Bill also had a love for Hereford cattle, enjoyed running a bulldozer and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvord, Texas. He was also a member of Hereford Masonic Lodge #849 as Master Mason.
Preceding him in death was his parents; wife, Barbara Jean Dickson on Aug. 20,1992; son, Randall “Randy” Brett Dickson; brothers, Jimmie Lee Dickson and James Dale Dickson; son-in-law, Bill Ausbrooks; and stepfather, Ocil Parsons.
Survivors include daughters, Karen Kay Ausbrooks of Ardmore, and Roberta Deann Powell and husband, Bob, of Sunset, Texas; granddaughters, Mary Kathryn Nava and husband, Chris, of San Angelo, Texas, and Rebekah Lauren Robinson and husband, Chuck, of Cisco, Texas; great-grandson, Jett Royal Nava of San Angelo, Texas; brother, Gene Dickson and wife, Jerry, of Carthage, Texas; special friend who was like a daughter, Agatha Hartman; four legged granddaughter, Sweetie Ausbrooks; and numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Harold Maughan, Chris Nava, Chuck Robinson, Willie Vance, Phillip Vance, Bobby Lowry, Ron Sanford and Ray Chaney.
Honorary bearers are the late Bill Ausbrooks and the late Punk Hartman.
Family visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. this evening at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson.
Memorials may be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ASPCA, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.