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Paul William Dickson Jr.

April 30, 1947 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Paul William Dickson Jr., towering titan of the trucking industry and undisputed legend among men, has passed away at the age of 75.

Born in New Kensington on April 30, 1947, Bill grew up in Mamont and attended Washington Township High School and Penn State University. He served in the US Navy, sailing aboard the USS Sarsfield throughout the Middle East and South Asia. After his honorable discharge, he pursued his love of trucking by starting his own businesses, William Dickson Industries, Inc., Dickson Bulk Services, Inc., and Wicklow Logistics, Inc., and dedicated his life to growing their fleets and expanding operations to serve the local construction, road maintenance, and energy industries. Bill was very active with his church, Heritage United Methodist Church in Ligonier, where he served as a liturgist and on various committees. He sang for decades in the chancel choir and as a soloist was known for his beautiful tenor voice.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Paul William and Betty June (Middleby) Dickson, and brother, Lee Alan Dickson, and survived by his loving wife, Glenda, his sister, Karen Lee George (Larry), his children, Paul William Dickson III (Jessica), Jennifer Ann Dunbar (Judd), and Bradley Slate Dickson (Amy), and six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Shane, Kai, Asbel, Houston, and Wyatt.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 6-8pm and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11am in the Heritage United Methodist Church, Ligonier, with the Reverend Frank Hodges and  Reverend John Flower co-officiating. (Everyone is asked to go directly to the church)

The family requests donations to the Ligonier Valley School District Foundation Food 2 Go 4 Kids program ( or the Heritage Church Food Pantry.  The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to all of the caregivers who assisted Bill in the final years of his life.

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