William Joseph Dickey, 90, of Hot Springs Village, died Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Mr. Dickey was a native of Earle; a former resident of Drew, Mississippi, Fordyce, Arkansas and Natchez, Mississippi and was a resident of Hot Springs Village for the past 18 years. He graduated with a forestry degree from University of Arkansas at Monticello and worked in the logging and lumber industry until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Dickey was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, an active Rotarian for thirty years and served on several city Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Dickey was also a Justice of the Peace in Dallas County Arkansas. He enjoyed being a member of the Cooterneck Hunting Club and taking hunting trips to the Rocky Mountains.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jeannette Kervin Dickey in 2020; his parents, Jack and Mary Bagby Dickey; two brothers, Jack Foster Dickey Jr. and David Dickey; two sisters, Mary Frances Hodel, and Barbara Jean Greenoe.
He is survived by two sons, William J. Dickey Jr., and wife, Nancy, of Athens, Texas and Jack Kervin Dickey and wife, Martha, of Hot Springs Village; a daughter, Mary Dale Dickey Gasperson and husband, Brisco, of Raleigh, North Carolina; a brother, Charles Dickey and wife, Bettie, of Drew, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Sam Dickey (Elizabeth) of Sherwood, Mariclaire Leach of Raleigh, North Carolina and Jennifer Leach of Richmond, Virginia.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2022, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Greenoe officiating. Private burial will be in the Parkdale Cemetery.