Wilbur A. Dickerson

09/27/1932 - 07/25/2018

Obituary for Wilbur A. Dickerson

Wilbur A Dickerson, 85, of Perry, Iowa

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Murdock Funeral Home, Perry, IA. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home. Wilbur was killed from a tragic accident on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 on county road P58.

Wilbur A. Dickerson was born September 27, 1932 in Perry, Iowa the son of Wilbur and Emma (Waldron) Dickerson. He attended Perry Community Schools and graduated from Perry High School in 1950. Wilbur was united in marriage to Naomi E. Waltz July 1, 1956 in Perry, Iowa. Wilbur worked for AMF as a line inspector for thirty three years in Des Moines, IA before working for nineteen years at the Perry Alco Store.

Wilbur was active with Perry City Government. He was on the Planning and Zoning Board for many years, Tree Board, Compliance Officer and was a member of the Dallas County Tax Payers Association.

Survivors include three sons William (Barbara) Dickerson, Runnells, IA, Robert (Nancy) Dickerson, West Des Moines, IA and Scot (Sherry) Dickerson, Clive, IA; seven grandchildren Raquel Dickerson, Steele Dickerson, Andrew Dickerson, Nathan Dickerson, Daniel Dickerson, Luke Dickerson, Jason Dickerson and one great grandson Anson Dickerson. Preceding Wilbur in death were his parents, wife on August 27, 2015, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials are suggested to Animal Lifeline of Iowa in Wilbur’s name and may be left or sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

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My mother was a long-time neighbor of Wilbur's. We send our sympathy to his family.
- Paula Allen
Wilbur was a kind, caring person. My family was very fortunate to have known him over many years! He always had a smile on his face and would light up when he was around his grandchildren, Wilburs family has lost a wonderful Dad and grandfather
- Stacie & Family
I worked with Wilbur for years at AMF. Also was a union official in UAW local 562 with him. Sorry for your loss.
- Ernie Palmer
What a special man Wilbur was. He had a great sense of humor and such a big heart. I doubt he ever met a stranger.
- Karen Hildreth

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