William R. Dickerson Death, Obituary – William Robert “Billy” Dickerson, age 36, of Portland, who formerly resided in Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 1, 2022, in his home in Portland. He had been addicted to opioids for a number of years, the cause of which was chronic pain that he suffered from over the course of his life. He was the son of Don Dickerson and Judy Strait Dickerson, and he was born on June 11th, 1986 in the town of Coudersport.
Shinglehouse’s Oswayo Valley High School’s Class of 2004 graduate Billy attended and graduated from that school. He started his schooling at Slippery Rock University, where he studied Communications with a major and French with a minor. He continued his study at Buffalo State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to that, he was offered the chance to further his education in a foreign country, specifically in France.
Previously, he worked for Apple as a member of the company’s technical support staff in a number of cities around the country. Billy was someone who appreciated a wide variety of music and could frequently be spotted singing, dancing, and generally making the most of his life. His lifelong dream was to see the world. Everyone who knew Billy was aware of his desire to carry on living. His loved ones and friends will always remember his contagious laugh, his passion for exciting new experiences, and his sensitive soul.
Those who are left behind to honor his memory are his parents, who reside in Shinglehouse; two sisters, Amy Murray of Farmington, Pennsylvania, and Jennie (Eddie) Jackson of Genesee, Pennsylvania; three nephews, Chase, Xavier, and Damion; a niece, Cassandra; his paternal grandfather, William Dickerson, who also resides in Shinglehouse; various aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a large number of friends from all over the.
In addition to Billy’s beloved aunts, uncles, and grandparents on both sides of his family who passed away before him, his maternal grandparents Robert and Dorothy Strait and his paternal grandma Theo Dickerson also passed away. On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 5pm to 7pm, family and friends will be able to pay their respects to Billy at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home located at 118 South Union Street in Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania. A celebration of Billy’s life will take place at 7pm.