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William Clyde "Bill" Dickerson
Birth: May 19, 1933
Death: Feb. 18, 1980
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Bill Dickerson was the husband of Catherine "Billie" Penner Dickerson, father of three children (Cathy, William Paul, and Joseph) and grandfather of three (Michael, Matthew and Joseph).

Born sixth of eight children, Bill learned responsibility at a young age. When only a child, Bill dropped out of school after fouth grade and went to work to help feed his siblings; his father was no longer able to work due to a heart condition. Self taught, Bill eventually created his own business, Dickerson Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, in the general St. Louis area. No job was too large or small, and many jobs were done freely for families who could not afford to pay. He also gave back to the community by teaching numerous young men his trade as paid apprentices, many times paying them a salary when he really could not afford it.

As his daughter, I believe that he gave to everyone so freely and had so much compassion for people that he used his heart up; he died from five heart attacks in five days at the age of 45.


Bill made many friends among the policemen and firemen of St. Louis City and County. The Coast Guard Base in St. Louis sent an Honor Guard the day of his funeral to salute his memory. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Joanna Viola Penner Dickerson (1933 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  William Paul Dickerson (1956 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Matthew Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Cathy A Dickerson Champi...
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
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William Clyde Bill Dickerson
Added by: Cathy A Dickerson Champion
 
William Clyde Bill Dickerson
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William Clyde Bill Dickerson
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Added by: Melvin F. Weiss
 
 
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I know you are happy and enjoying your life with God, the angels and mom...plus many relatives. Keep sending me your love as I send you mine; I don't fear death because I know you and mom will be there for me.
- Cathy A Dickerson Champion
 Added: Apr. 23, 2012
Uncle Bill, I know your up in Heaven with my holding hands with my mom. Take care of her.
- Cindy Sansoucie (FeFe)
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012
 
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