Obituary Details

William " Billy " Thomas Dickens

September 15, 1929 - May 22, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Service Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens
Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

William (Billy) Thomas Dickens, 88, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Rosewood Health Center in Raleigh.

He was born and raised in Fuquay-Varina, and moved his family to Raleigh in 1962. He was the son of the late Clyde Cornelius Dickens and Lois Coley Dickens.

He was pre-deceased by his beautiful wife of 52 years, Cherrie Johnson Dickens; sister, Dorothy Shaw; and brother, Allen Wray Dickens. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church for over 50 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Hope Griffis and Wanda McBride, both of Raleigh; grandsons Herbie Griffis of Garner and Scott Griffis (Laurie) of New Hill and great grandsons, Luke and Hudson.

Mr. Dickens had a long career in the automobile industry and was co-owner of Weaver Brothers, Inc. including Weaver Brothers Volvo Cars in Raleigh and Volvo of Cary. He loved the beach and had a home at Emerald Isle for many years. He resided at The Cypress of Raleigh for the past nine years where he made many friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Rosewood Health Center and Transitions Lifecare for their compassion and expert care during his illness.

Funeral Services will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 noon. There will be a visitation prior to the service at 11:00 am.

A private family burial will be held at Wake Chapel Christian Church Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina.

In lieu of flowers the family invites you to send contributions to the American Cancer Society or Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Posted by:
Jack C. Coffey
Posted on:
May 29, 2018
Hope and Wanda, I was hoping to get to the service for your Dad today, but with some health issues I am dealing with right now, I don't think I can make it. Be assured, however, that I am holding you up with my love and prayers..Both your mother and dad have meant a lot to me, as have the two of you. To say that your dad was a good man would be an understatement. I remember well his faithfulness to his Lord and His church as long as he was able. We know that he is now, and ever will be, reaping the rewards of his Heavenly home. Blessings for all the family in the adjustments of days ahead, Love you.
Posted by:
Woodrow (Woody) Mitchell
Posted on:
May 28, 2018
Been trying to get in touch with you'll, could not, the wife and I have our Mother's gift to be going to Atlanta, GA, seeing the Braves Baseball. Again prayers are to The Lord for you'll, anything else I could do, get in touch with me. God does Love us All !!!
Posted by:
Woodrow Mitchell
Posted on:
May 27, 2018
Extra special prayer for Children, plus Children's Children, and kin folks. I first met Billy June 1965 with my working at Weaver Bros.. And his extra contacts with me when I was married to my wife, and not his gift to us, but he visited us when the wife and I had stayed at the old motel on the left side of US 1 highway, just past old wake forest road entry. Prayers again, and I do know he knew Jesus !!!
Posted by:
Mae Cartrette Williamson
Posted on:
May 23, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of William " Billy " Thomas Dickens
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens
905 Wake Chapel Rd
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526