William Charles Dickson passed away peacefully Saturday February 8, 2014 in Houston, Texas just days before his 89th birthday.|
Bill was born February 12, 1925 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. During his adolescence he loved his time spent as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Upon graduation from high school, he proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Bill served as a Flight Engineer aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress and also piloted various other air craft. After his time in the service, Bill returned home to marry the love of his life, Susan Lloyd Trout, and in 1958 they moved to Houston, Texas to raise their family. Bill was known as an excellent Sales Engineer and after a long and successful 33 year career with Corning Glass Works he retired in 1982. His retirement period from Corning was rather short and he agreed to join the firm of Mercer Engineering for an additional 11 years.
A lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, Bill served faithfully for many, many years. He loved being outdoors in his garden growing tomatoes, fishing and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed a good competitive game of gin rummy (except when he lost).
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Stuart and Margaret Louise Dickson along with his brother Robert L. Dickson who passed April 19, 2013. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Susan Dickson; sons Matthew and his wife Joann and Danny and his wife Sara Lee; grandchildren Lucas, Adam and wife Kristen, Shane, Steven, Erin; great-grandchildren Zoe, Elijah, Tabatha; and nephew John Stuart Dickson.
Honoring Bill as pallbearers will be Matt Dickson, Danny Dickson, Lucas Dickson, Shane Dickson, Adam Dickson, and Steven Dickson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The service celebrating Bill's life will be at 11:00am Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Peace Lutheran Church, 6435 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family respectfully requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and/or the Boy Scouts of America.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2014