William Earl Dickerson Sr. passed away July 21, 2022, at the age of 93 at Beth Sholom Terrace in Virginia Beach, Va. William (Bill) was born in Miami, Fla., to Henry and Zelda Dickerson. Bill spent his career as an auto mechanic retiring from Metro Miami Dade County. He also retired from the US Navy Reserves after 21 years of service. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Melrose, and his daughter, Bonnie Brunello. Bill is survived by: Brother Frank of Leesburg, Fla.; son, William Jr. of Winterville, N.C.; grandson, Mark Brunello; and his stepchildren, Gail Warner (Bill Johnson) of Suffolk, Va., and Gary Warner (Aven) of Mobile, Ala. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, 1501 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation ( The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff at the Beth Sholom Terrace as well as Changing Tides Home Care, Home Sweet Home Care and Suncrest Hospice.