Monday, April 17, 2006


Died: Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Midland, Texas
William D. "Bill" Dickson, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2006 in Midland, Texas. He was born on June 3, 1937, in Hot Springs, South Dakota to James and Ruby (Larson) Dickson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Douglas. Survivors include his loving wife, Joyce, of Midland; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Collene Dickson of Lakewood, Colorado; a daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Rick Blake of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Val Varley of Clarksville, Texas; three brothers, James Dickson of St. Paul, Minnesota, Tedd Dickson of Westfield, Massachusetts and Gary Dickson of Sioux Falls, Iowa. He was a loving and proud grandfather of nine grandchildren; Christine, Billy, Jesse, Nikki, Zack, Samantha, Alysha, Jordan and Breanna. He also had two great grandchildren, Kyle and Isabella. Bill graduated from high school in Sturgis, South Dakota in 1955. He attended Iowa State University, majoring in architecture. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He became a supervisor with Brown & Root, working on minutemen missiles in North Dakota. He was then self employed in the construction business in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1982 he moved to Odessa and worked with the HUD program. He later went into the property rental business in Midland. Those left behind will dearly miss Bill and remember him for his kindness and sense of humor. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:

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