William G. "Bill" Dickerson went home to be with Jesus on October 11, 2016. Bill was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. Bill was born in 1935 in El Paso, Texas to Clarence and Lillian (TenEyke) Dickerson. Clarence was Principal at Hurley High School, and Lillian was an English Teacher. Bill is survived by his sister Vava Ann Cox, his daughters: Rhonda Atwood and her husband Lincoln, Kim Garrison and her husband Stan, four wonderful grandchildren: Vanessa Hale and her husband Josh, Shawna Atwood and her fiancé Chris, Adam Garrison, and Justin Atwood, two great grandchildren: Julian and Zaylen Atwood, nephew Gary Cox and his wife Brenda and family, and niece Lynnette Millington and her husband Larry. Bill grew up and graduated in Hurley, New Mexico where he and his best friend Red Gatlin and their group of ornery friends used to get in trouble for drag racing and raising a ruckus in general. As an adult Bill went back to school and graduated from Western New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science degree in May, 1980. Bill's careers included work at Anaconda in Grants and at ACF Industries in Albuquerque. In 1966 he went to work for Kennecott Copper Corporation, Chino Mines Division as a carpenter and retired 30 years later after the mine was purchased by Phelps Dodge. Bill's greatest joy in life was his family. His daughters and their families were the apple of his eye and he was always there for them, no matter what they needed. He was an avid boater and enjoyed waterskiing and camping at the lake with his family. He was a Denver Broncos football fan and a NY Yankees baseball fan. A few years after retiring Bill became a full-time RVer. He and his dachshund "Bounder" traveled many miles in his motor home, with his sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Morris Cox. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Indian Hills Baptist Church, 2 Arroyo Seco Road, Silver City. Pastor Michael Head will be officiating.
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