William Wayne Dickens



Mr. William Wayne Dickens, 80, of Lillington passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. He was born in Harnett County, the son of the late Malcom and Beulah Womack Dickens. Wayne was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Dickens; 2 brothers, Malcom Dickens, Jr. and Thomas Hal Dickens and sister, Beulah Howington. He retired from Federal Spinning and Avondale Mills in Sanford after many years working as a shipping and receiving clerk. Wayne was an avid Duke fan and loved listening to blue grass music. He also enjoyed gardening, farming and making his famous barbeque sauce.

Wayne is survived by his wife Joyce Rogers Dickens of the home; daughter, Rhonda Dickens Hall of Lillington; 2 grandchildren, Cody and Tylor Hall; 4 sisters, Geraldine McCauley, Hazel Smith, Brenda Smith all of Lillington, Faye Banton of Virginia; brother, Johnny Dickens of Lillington; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church in Broadway with Rev. Tom Welborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 PM and other times at the home.