WIlliam D. "'Bill'" Dickerson

January 29, 1940 - March 26, 2022
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William D. Dickerson, age 82 of Cridersville, passed from this life on March 26, 2022, at home. He was born January 29, 1940, in Ecorse, Michigan to the late Edgar D. and Mary (Bish) Dickerson. On September 24, 1961, he married Lila L. Gamble who survives in Cridersville.

Other survivors include one daughter – Coral (Mark) Binkley of Lima; one son – William D. Dickerson, Jr. of Lima; four grandchildren – Brea (Jacob) Quellhorst-Barrett; Morgan (Chris) Duncan; Abby Dickerson; Brock Dickerson; and four great-grandchildren; sister – Lana (Jack) Gallo of Indianapolis; a brother-in-law – Tom Grady of Liberty Township.

He was preceded in death by a brother – Ed Dickerson, Jr. and a sister – Janis Grady.

Bill retired from Ford Motor Company and was a special deputy with Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and in 2007 he was awarded a plaque for Distinguished Service in the community as a Special Deputy. He worked at several security jobs for 20 years.

He and his wife enjoyed metal detecting, plus he loved his classic cars and riding motorcycles. Bill was an NRA and lifetime HOG member. He enjoyed telling stories of all his travels. He lived life to the fullest!

A celebration of life and burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

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Born: January 29, 1940
Died: March 26, 2022

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Fred Weymer posted on 5/16/22

Lila. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a good friend at the "Y". We had many good talks. He will be missed. Fred


James McDonald posted on 4/12/22

Coral and Family, Jane and I are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Jane (Melinda) McDonald


allen solomon posted on 4/4/22

I am so sorry to here of Bill's passing. Some may not know but he was a part of the Auglaize County Sheriff's Auxiliary for a period of time. We would have kept him forever. During his time with us he brought a Professional attitude, an ornery, but funny sense of humor. He volunteered for anything he could while doing several other things in his life. I will miss him greatly and considered him a friend. Thank you Bill!!!! Thoughts and Prayers go out to his entire family from my wife Leslie and I. Retired Sheriff Al


Don and Sharon Cisco posted on 4/2/22

So Sorry Lila and family Love and Prayers


Stan and Marie Lawrence posted on 4/1/22

Dear Lila: So sorry for your loss. We were very surprised to read of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stan and Marie


Martha Zerkel posted on 3/30/22

So sorry to see this. He was an interesting guy.


Joseph & Marilyn K Garcia posted on 3/30/22

Our sincere condolences go out to all family members of Bill on his passing, especially his wife, Lila. I always thought of him as such an "ornery guy" always there with quick wit and a comeback. He was so friendly and a great community supporter. Enjoyed seeing them in their classic cars around Cridersville. I knew them from days long ago at Cridersville Bank, & Joe knew him as deputy Allen Co Sheriff's dept (Joe was a patrolman back in the 1970's). May Bill truly rest in peace! Joe & Marilyn Garcia, Cridersville 3/30/22


Tom and Sheila McNamara posted on 3/30/22

Bill and all of the Dickerson family, I am very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I always enjoyed his company when he was at the Sheriff's Dept. and especially when he road with me. Your family is in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.


Casey Allison posted on 3/29/22

To the family so sorry to hear the news on bills passing he was always friendly l lived to hear him talk about his wife an him metal detecting. May God comfort you all an hold you in his arms Rest in PEACE MR. DICKERSON


Shirley Holmes Ward posted on 3/29/22

Lila I am sorry to hear about Bill. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose your other half. Larry has been gone 5 years now.


Jacki Hodler posted on 3/29/22

I am so very sorry to hear this...he was such a kind and caring person...I loved seeing him and his wife every week at the Y....my heart and prayers go out to all of his family and friends and especially his wife


Shelby Jordan posted on 3/29/22

I remember Bill from where he was a supervisor at Ford Lima Engine. Always enjoyed working with him. Sad to hear he has passed.


Lynda J Hampton posted on 3/28/22

Lila and family...I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a kind man and a great customer. Ride like the wind. Lynda(Berman) and David Hampton


Sheila Colley and Teresa Faulder posted on 3/28/22

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Steve & Luann Crane posted on 3/28/22

We have so many memories that will keep Bill in our hearts forever. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Steve & Luann