William Wallace Dickens III or as he was better known, Wilbur Dickens, passed away June 7, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, from complications following surgery. Wilbur was born and raised in Danbury where he spent the majority of his life working in the sign industry after his many failed attempts at becoming a Harlem Globetrotter. Wilbur’s true occupation was providing comic relief. His family thinks he may have missed his true calling on the stage, trading it for his love of neon. If there is a laugh fest dimension out there, we're sure that's where he will be until his next go around.
He was a loving son, uncle, brother, cousin, friend, and quite possibly D.B. Cooper. While not an avid croquet player, his disdain for tripping over wickets is fondly remembered. Wilbur will be missed by many, his sisters Claudia and Carla, his nieces and nephews Maurica, Kirsten, Kilah, Travis, Timothy, Tessa, his Grandnephews Nicholas, Trevon, Christian, James, and Elijah, and his lifelong friends, whom he loved more than anyone. He is predeceased by his parents Willam and Elaine Dickens, beloved dog Terry, Moe, Larry and Curly, the dinosaurs, and everyone else in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and to honor "Terry" please donate to Desmondsarmy.org an organization that fights for the rights of abused animals. A celebration of life gathering will be held Thursday, June 13th from 6pm-8pm at the Danbury Memorial Funeral home (117 South St Danbury). To light a candle or to send a condolence please visit www.danburymemorial.com
A celebration of his life will be held this summer, at a time and place to be announced.
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