William P. Dickey 1952-2021
BROOKFIELD –William P. Dickey, of Brookfield, rode off into the sunset at high noon on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, while surrounded by his loving family; or he finally flew the coop and followed through on his threat to move to Maine and not tell them. His family is still unsure. He was 69 years old.
Bill was born Feb. 17, 1952, in Youngstown, the son of the late Carl E. and Marion Speerbrecher Dickey.
He was a graduate of Mathews High School and furthered his studies by attending the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music. Once he realized a degree in music was probably not going to work out for him, Bill moved on to production at Rad Tank and Welding in Hubbard and then to work for Warren Fabricating and Machining Corporation as its project engineer for over 30 years, until his retirement when he became the happiest man alive for about two weeks.
Bill was an assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 62 and also served as a trustee and the chairperson of the building committee for the Vienna Fish and Game Club. He was an accomplished bowler and enjoyed golfing. He had a deep love of the outdoors that he passed on to his children and grandchildren, spending as much time as possible fishing with them on his pontoon boat, or sitting in his tree stand with his grandson, Jack, who could never sit still or keep quiet. However, his hunting buddy and best friend, John, and his children were far better at quietly sitting still and were like a second family to him over the years.
He was a father to all and never without his mustache or opinion as to the answer to a question. He loved telling his children what they were doing wrong with all their home improvement projects and anything else that he was asked. He always wanted what was best for people and that was how he showed everyone around him his love, by teaching and occasionally swearing. He loved his family most of the time, but especially his many grandsons whom he found to be cuter than everyone else, and thoroughly entertaining when they were not spending the night.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Poltor Dickey, whom he married Oct. 20, 1973; his children, Jared (Marcie) Dickey of Norton and Beth (William) Nicholas of Brookfield; a sister, Kathleen (Felix) Lopez of Vienna; brothers, Michael (Angie) A. Dickey of Liberty and Robert C. Dickey of Springfield, Tenn.; and his four grandchildren, Jack Nicholas and Samson, Solomon and Simon Dickey. He also leaves a very lonely dog, named Lucy, who will miss sharing pancakes with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.NicholasFuneralHome.com. Please do not send flowers. Bill was not a flower guy; however, baked goods or alcohol he would have found acceptable.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, guests are asked to please admire the chair rail that he so proudly installed as well as the cabinets in the office that will be secured to the wall until the end of time.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the funeral home, where poor Rev. Curtis Miller will attempt to reign in the family long enough to speak.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 614 Warren Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446.