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“Aut Betty - We are very sad to hear of Uncle Wick's passing, but we know that he is now at peace and in a better place. Please know that you are in...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Scott and Pennie Parker - FL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Bruce &...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Suzanne Clinton - IN

“Sherry, Matt, & Bruce I was very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please accept by deepest sympathy. Deb Wilcox Mahan ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Wilcox Mahan

“So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Lynda Conner - Lafayette, IN

“Matt and Donna: Sorry to see about your Dad's passing. Hang on to all those precious memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jamie (Buntin) Lynch - Brookston, IN

“I love each and everyone of of you. My heart and prayers are with you guys as you lay to rest a strong man. I will always remember Wick and the quiet...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Erin Howard - Jacksonville, FL

“Sherry & Tim....The light of God's love & peace shines on your path to guide you through each day during this time of great loss. He is the great...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Denton - Nashville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family today. God blessed you with this wonderful father and I know you will see him again. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Bailey Adcock - Nineveh, IN

“Aunt Betty, Pam and I are so sorry to hear of Uncle Wick's passing. We are praying that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Pam Etter - Prairieville, LA

“Aunt Betty, We are sorry to hear about Wick's passing. We are thinking and praying for you. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Karen Crouse - Fishers, IN

“May the good memories soon fill your heart. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts for the loss of your father. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Reynolds - Harrisville, WV

“My heart aches for the family on the passing of their father and friend. He is in good hands with teh Lord now. RIP Wick ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Vica Gill - lafayette, IN

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Green - Attica, IN

“My thoughts are with you all. He will be greatly missed ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Sterrett - MS


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 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Clarinda Crawford officiating.
Burial to 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 www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com