Funeral service for Willa Dickey, age 82 of Sulphur Springs, Texas will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. Jeff Gravens officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Wesley Dickey, Wayne Cockrum, David Dickey, Marlin Smith, Robert Smith, Terry Cockrum, Bryan Cockrum, Jason Goldsmith, Jeremey Goldsmith, Mark Dickey, Dusty Miller and Marty Miller serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Ms. Dickey passed away on November 28, 2022 at Carriage House Manor.
Willa was born on September 13, 1940 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Samuel Clyde and Hester (Baxley) Dickey. She worked at First National Bank in Dallas for 48 years. Willa was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Willa had a good life and lived it to the fullest. She was strongly devoted to her family. She was the 3rd oldest in the family. She had four brothers and five sisters. She was a wonderful sister to all of them. She made it a priority to spend with each individually. Some of the activates included taking daily walks, going out for hamburgers, shopping and taking lots of trips. She always enjoyed listening to them talk about their children and grandchildren. Whenever she saw her nieces and nephews, she always took time to catch up with them and ask how things were going.
Willa loved to travel. In her lifetime she was able to visit all 50 states. Many of these trips were family camping trips. Several families would caravan together for camping for weeks at a time. She visited Alaska with her sister, Patsy, when her niece first baby was born. She was fortunate to enough to visit Hawaii twice. Willa visited Germany with her sister-in-law Carol Ann. One of her most treasured trips was to the Holy Lands. She began working at First National Bank. While working at the bank she attended East Field College where she began earning her degree. She gave 100 percent to her job and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was promoted several times. She retired after 48 years of loyal service.
While Willa was living in Dallas, she was a member of Shiloh Terrace Church. After moving to Sulphur Springs, she joined First Baptist church. She loved her church and church families. She took part in many of the church activities.
Willa was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, especially during the Tom Landry Era. She held season tickets for several years, attending mostly with her friend, Linda. She continued to enjoy watching football all her life.
Willa had a large collection of Tweety-Bird items – earrings, stuffed animals, t-shirts and sweatshirts, even Tweety bird Christmas ornaments. Her family gifted her many Tweety birds throughout the years.
She is survived by her brothers, Tommy Dickey and Samuel Dickey and Wife, Becky; sisters, Bessie Cockrum and husband, Billy Wayne, Peggy Miller and husband, James, Patsy Riley and husband, Richard; sister-in-law, Belinda Dickey and numerous nieces and nephews.
Willa was preceded in death by her parents; Clyde and Hester; sisters, Linda Sue Dickey and Carolyn Smith, and husband, Billy Joe; brothers, Allen Dickey and wife, Sarah, William (Bill) Dickey; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Dickey.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com