KEY LARGO, Fla. – William Dale Fickett passed Aug. 1, 2012. Dale was born Jan. 4, 1936, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
He was raised in Baileyville and was senior valedictorian of Woodland High School, class of 1954. After school, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a radar fire control technician. After his military service, Dale returned home to Baileyville and was employed by Georgia Pacific Corp. In 1982 he relocated for work with his wife, Charlotte (Bailey) and daughter, Alicia, to Atlanta. After returning to Baileyville later in life, Dale settled down in the warmth and sunshine of Key Largo, Fla. He was a lifelong member of International Order of Odd Fellows Frontier Lodge 111 and was a member of Lewy’s Lake Masonic Lodge. Dale greatly enjoyed reading, camping, fishing the waters of Maine and Florida, traveling extensively world wide and spending time with his family.
He is survived and will be missed greatly by his sons, Jeffrey Fickett and his wife, Cathy, of Islamorada, Fla., and Joel Fickett and his wife, Karen, of Baileyville; daughter, Alicia Fickett of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Job and Jordan Fickett of Jacksonville, Fla., and Carrie Parks of Baileyville; and great-grandchildren, Asa Morrell and Michelle Parks of Baileyville. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte; his parents, William “Bill” and Florence Fickett; and his brother, Darrell.
A memorial service will be planned for spring of 2013 to be held in Baileyville. Donations may be made in Dale’s memory to the American Heart Association.