David Wayne Dickson

January 15, 1940 - September 24, 2020
David Wayne Dickson

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David Wayne Dickson, age 80, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Schenectady, NY on January 15, 1940, the son of John Dickson and Virginia Shafer Dickson.

David worked as an Animal Health supervisor in the Toxicology Department at Sanofi-Synthelabo. After a 30-year career he retired in
2000 to Wilmington North Carolina. Because of David, Wilmington became the go to vacation location for family and friends for many years.

David enjoyed many various activities; biking, golfing, reading, fishing and going to the beach. He volunteered at Fort Fisher where he gave over 2000 hours; earning the volunteer of the year award in 2008 and 2011. Outside of work and his love of all animals, David gained the nickname of “Doctor Dave”.

David served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Navy from 1958 till 1960.

He is survived by sister Diane Sulti (John), sons David Dickson (Mary), Brian Dickson (Patricia), and grandchildren Calvin, Julia and Ana, many nieces
and nephews and a special friend of over fifty years Maryanne Harris.

The family will receive friends at a Visitation to be held from 2:00 pm till 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In recognition of David’s honorable and faithful service to his country the United States Navy Honor Guard will render Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations made to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449, in loving memory of David would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • September 28, 2020
    Celeste says:
    I so loved David. He was my friend for many years....i met him thru Mary when they worked together at sterling winthrop here in upstate NY. Dave and Brian and family i am so sorry for your loss.

  • September 28, 2020
    Jack and Damaris Rolon-Steele says:
    Our deepest condolences to all of Dave’s family and friends. May our friendship and prayers ease you all through this difficult time. We are forever indebted to Mary Ann Harris for introducing Dave into our lives. You will be loved and missed!

  • September 28, 2020
    Hap Fazinger says:
    I had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside Dave nearly every Friday at the N.C. Aquarium during his years of tremendous service and support. Even as a volunteer, Dave beat nearly all of us to work each Friday and provided great confidence that animal coverage was good for that day. My condolences to Dave's family and friends. You'll be missed buddy!

  • September 28, 2020
    Jimmy Sodano says:
    Met Dave through his friend and neighbor Mary. Sad to hear of his passing.

  • September 29, 2020
    Cuzzin Weenie (Wendy Sedaker❤️) says:
    Oh cuzzin Dave the memories!! You were in my life since I was born, encouraging my love for animals AND family. prayers and love for Peace, loved you cuz, love my family❤️