W.B. Dickenson, Jr., 89, of Olton, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home in Olton. Services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Olton with Mr. Mike Wilcox officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. W.B. was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Olton, to Willie Ben and Leona (Lundy) Dickenson. He was a farmer and rancher. He was the Olton Sandhills Parade organizer for 36 years and the Olton Junior Livestock Association auctioneer for the past 57 consecutive years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church. W.B. married Margie Copeland on Jan. 7, 1982 and they currently reside on the old homestead place where he was born. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Billie Jean Dickenson, in 1980, and two brothers, B.A. Dickenson and Herbert (Brownie) Dickenson. Suvivors include his wife, Margie Dickenson of Olton; two sons, Gary Dickenson and his wife, Sue of Lockhart, and Jimmy Mandrell and his wife, Jocy of Olton; and two daughters, Dr. Chesna James and her husband, Dr. Wendell James of Simpsonville, S.C., and Jana McFadden and her husband, Monty of Olton; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1087, Olton, Texas 79064; the Olton Junior Livestock Association, c/o Jim Aldridge, P.O. Box 393 Olton, TX 79064; or the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423.

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