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Celebrating the life of
Wayne L. Dickerson, Sr.
June 07, 1940 - June 03, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 1:00 p.m. - Saturday, June 08, 2019
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

Wayne and family, You are and have been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned of your Dad’s passing. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Love, Aunt Margaret

Margaret Nichols Williams , Mobile. AL 36609,

Kay, please accept our heartfelt condolences on Wayne’s passing. He was a fine person and a wonderful friend. We will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Susie and John Harrison

Harrison , Savannah, GA

Kay and Family, So very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing.. Thinking of Wayne brings back memories of the great times we shared at both Parke-Davis and Pfizer. Wayne truly was one of the “good” guys and will be missed by all.. Diane and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.. John

John and Diane Woychick, Charleston , SC

Kay and Family, So very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing.. Thinking of Wayne brings back memories of the great times we shared at both Parke-Davis and Pfizer. Wayne truly was one of the “good” guys and will be missed by all.. Diane and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.. John

John and Diane Woychick, Charleston , SC

Guy and I remember Wayne so fondly and send our prayers to his family. Blessings and prayers. Judy and Guy

Judy and Guy Parker, Jackson , Ms

To Kay and family, We were truly saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. It has been several decades since we worked together, yet from time to time over the intervening years Wayne would fondly come to mind because of his warm smile, his unflappable personality and his dry sense of humor. Wayne did not take himself, or me, too seriously and typically had a twinkle in his eye. Liz and I send you our sincere condolences, Jim Wavle

Jim Wavle, Moultonborough, NH

MrWayne and Kay ha I'm extremely grateful for the pleasure to work for Mr Wayne and Kay for the past several years! I've never felt like I was going to work or made felt like I was an employee!! Wayne was just a honest easy person to be around. And I've been truly blessed to have had him in my life! My heart and prayers go out to Kay and all of the family.And I will truly miss his laughter. honesty. and presence!

Pat Fine, Savannah, Georgia

Wayne and family. Our deepest condolances for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. The Mayger Family.

Gary Mayger, United Kingdom,

Kay and Family -- Jeanette and I offer special prayers of support for you during these difficult times. We have such fond memories of our time with Wayne and Kay at Murrah High School. Both were such fine friends of ours during those formative years, especially as Wayne and I shared the duties as center for the Mustang football team! Wayne's great accomplishments after high school took him and Kay away from their Jackson, MS home, but those of us in the Murrah Class of 1958 still cherish our relationships with them. God's Blessings to each of you. Jimmy O'Mara

Jim O'Mara, Jackson, MS

Wayne (Jr.), My thoughts are with you, and I am truly sorry for your loss.

david stratton, Vancouver, BC

Our condolences to Kay and the Dickerson Family, and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Wayne touched many lives and will be missed by so many. With sympathy, John & Kathy Monday

John & Kathy Monday, LIVINGSTON, TX

So sad to hear this ... wonderful memories of so many years spent combining successful business with enormous pleasure. One of the best people I've known and a brilliant family.

William Butler, New York City, NY

My deepest condolences to Wayne’s family. I worked for Wayne at Parke-Davis for several years. He was a mentor to me and a friend as well. Wayne was one of the most honest, understaniding, and caring people that I have ever known. He respected people and was respected by all in return I will remeber Wayne in my prayers

Richard Cella, Morristown, NJ

Kay and Family, So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Wayne was a friend of mine during our careers at Parke-Davis and I owe a lot to him for that friendship. His guidance was always positive and upbeat for me. I will miss him dearly and will keep him in my prayers. Rick Banchansky

Richard J Banchansky, Bolivia, NC

Kay, Bubba, Stacey & family, I was truly saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing, please accept Debbie and my condolences. Fond memories of P-D from adjacent offices, to working together to traveling together ( including Wayne and I being towed by a catamaran in the Virgin Islands and losing our trunks in the boat’s wake). I was always proud to count Wayne as a friend - he always epitomized and personified my understanding of a true Southern gentleman. Tony

Tony Bonelli, New Vernon, NJ

Wayne L. Dickerson, Sr., 78, learned to swim when his older siblings unceremoniously threw him into the river when he was a small boy, and he demonstrated this same fierce determination in overcoming every obstacle he encountered. He was the first in his family to attend college, he climbed the corporate ladder, retiring as a senior executive with Pfizer, ran the New York City Marathon at age 50, and later in life courageously fought many health issues.

Wayne passed away from these health complications on June 3, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia where he lived with his wife on Skidaway Island. He was born in New Hebron, Mississippi on June 7, 1940, and was the youngest of 5 children. He played offensive center for Millsaps College, working 2 jobs while going to school full time. He married his high school sweetheart, Kay Anderson, and they enjoyed 57 wonderful years together. He is survived by his wife, Kay, his daughter, Stacey Dickerson Lodato (son-in-law Michael Lodato and grandson Joseph Lodato), and his son Wayne Dickerson Jr. (daughter-in-law Kerry Rice Dickerson, granddaughter Bailey Dickerson and grandson Trey Dickerson).

One of the accomplishments of which he was the most proud was the partnership he fostered between Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (Pfizer) and the International Olympic Committee. He was an integral part of creating a Gold Medal for innovation in sports medicine, and after a decade of involvement (1994 Lillehammer - 2002 Salt Lake City) he was honored to run the Olympic torch relay in Sydney.

Wayne was very involved in many capacities at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, and lead the Church's Stewardship Committee. His generosity was one of his most endearing qualities, as he supported many philanthropic organizations and was passionate about helping those in need. He was a member of the Dorchester Hunting Preserve and the Forest City Gun Club.  Wayne loved to hunt birds, play golf, and root for his New York Giants.

A 'Celebration of Life' will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, Wayne would have appreciated donations to the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411.

 

 

 

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Wayne and family, You are and have been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned of your Dad’s passing. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Love, Aunt Margaret

Margaret Nichols Williams , Mobile. AL 36609,

Candle tribute lit by Susie & John Harrison — Georgia

Kay, please accept our heartfelt condolences on Wayne’s passing. He was a fine person and a wonderful friend. We will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Susie and John Harrison

Harrison , Savannah, GA

Kay and Family, So very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing.. Thinking of Wayne brings back memories of the great times we shared at both Parke-Davis and Pfizer. Wayne truly was one of the “good” guys and will be missed by all.. Diane and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.. John

John and Diane Woychick, Charleston , SC

Kay and Family, So very sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing.. Thinking of Wayne brings back memories of the great times we shared at both Parke-Davis and Pfizer. Wayne truly was one of the “good” guys and will be missed by all.. Diane and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.. John

John and Diane Woychick, Charleston , SC

Guy and I remember Wayne so fondly and send our prayers to his family. Blessings and prayers. Judy and Guy

Judy and Guy Parker, Jackson , Ms

To Kay and family, We were truly saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. It has been several decades since we worked together, yet from time to time over the intervening years Wayne would fondly come to mind because of his warm smile, his unflappable personality and his dry sense of humor. Wayne did not take himself, or me, too seriously and typically had a twinkle in his eye. Liz and I send you our sincere condolences, Jim Wavle

Jim Wavle, Moultonborough, NH

Candle tribute lit by Jan and Jenni Turner — Georgia

MrWayne and Kay ha I'm extremely grateful for the pleasure to work for Mr Wayne and Kay for the past several years! I've never felt like I was going to work or made felt like I was an employee!! Wayne was just a honest easy person to be around. And I've been truly blessed to have had him in my life! My heart and prayers go out to Kay and all of the family.And I will truly miss his laughter. honesty. and presence!

Pat Fine, Savannah, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Betty Westmoreland — Florida

Wayne and family. Our deepest condolances for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. The Mayger Family.

Gary Mayger, United Kingdom,

Kay and Family -- Jeanette and I offer special prayers of support for you during these difficult times. We have such fond memories of our time with Wayne and Kay at Murrah High School. Both were such fine friends of ours during those formative years, especially as Wayne and I shared the duties as center for the Mustang football team! Wayne's great accomplishments after high school took him and Kay away from their Jackson, MS home, but those of us in the Murrah Class of 1958 still cherish our relationships with them. God's Blessings to each of you. Jimmy O'Mara

Jim O'Mara, Jackson, MS

Wayne (Jr.), My thoughts are with you, and I am truly sorry for your loss.

david stratton, Vancouver, BC

Our condolences to Kay and the Dickerson Family, and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Wayne touched many lives and will be missed by so many. With sympathy, John & Kathy Monday

John & Kathy Monday, LIVINGSTON, TX

So sad to hear this ... wonderful memories of so many years spent combining successful business with enormous pleasure. One of the best people I've known and a brilliant family.

William Butler, New York City, NY

My deepest condolences to Wayne’s family. I worked for Wayne at Parke-Davis for several years. He was a mentor to me and a friend as well. Wayne was one of the most honest, understaniding, and caring people that I have ever known. He respected people and was respected by all in return I will remeber Wayne in my prayers

Richard Cella, Morristown, NJ

Kay and Family, So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Wayne was a friend of mine during our careers at Parke-Davis and I owe a lot to him for that friendship. His guidance was always positive and upbeat for me. I will miss him dearly and will keep him in my prayers. Rick Banchansky

Richard J Banchansky, Bolivia, NC

Candle tribute lit by Richard Banchansky — North Carolina

Kay, Bubba, Stacey & family, I was truly saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing, please accept Debbie and my condolences. Fond memories of P-D from adjacent offices, to working together to traveling together ( including Wayne and I being towed by a catamaran in the Virgin Islands and losing our trunks in the boat’s wake). I was always proud to count Wayne as a friend - he always epitomized and personified my understanding of a true Southern gentleman. Tony

Tony Bonelli, New Vernon, NJ


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