Sunday, August 12, 2012

William W. "Wick" Dixon, BHS 1949

William W. "Wick" Dixon, BHS 1949

 William W. "Wick" Dixon, 80, of Lafayette, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his home. Born October 18, 1931 in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of the late Charles S. and Marjory Matson Dixon. He was a graduate of Burbank High School in Burbank, CA and attended UCLA for 2 years. Wick served in the US Marines from 1951 until he was honorably discharged in 1954.

Wick married Betty Etter on January 24, 1976 in Lafayette and she survives. He worked in the Tube Mill at Alcoa Aluminum for 27 years, retiring in 1993. He currently owned and operated Wick's Woodchips Sharpening Service. He was a member of Congress St. United Methodist Church, Mason Lodge 123, where he was Past Master, York and Scottish Rite, Murat Temple, VFW, American Legion Post 11, former member of the Tippecanoe Shrine Club and past President of the Lafayette Bowling Association (King and Local Merchants Leagues). He started the Summer Junior Bowling Program for Children. Coached several youth athletic teams, was the co-chairman for the Vinton Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Lafayette Housing Authority.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Bruce Dixon (wife, Alice) of Arden, NC and Matt Dixon (wife, Donna) of Moniter, IN and two daughters, Sherry Denton (husband, Tim) of Bowling Green, KY and Debbie Anderson-Keyes (husband, Don) of Lafayette. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday, at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday, 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Clarinda Crawford officiating.

Burial will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Bowling Association Junior Bowling Program or Congress Street United Methodist Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at
Published in the Journal & Courier from July 25 to July 26, 2012

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