Billie Leon Dickey, 81 of Taylorville passed away at 7:56a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on January 1, 1937 in Decatur, the son of Lester Guy and Loridine Izola (Ellison) Dickey.  He married Deborah Tester on December 13, 1985 in Taylorville.  Billie worked at Peabody Mine #10 for 33 years and following his retirement as a coal miner, he owned and operated BLD Trucking for several years.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and was a Teamster.  Billie loved his time spent camping and boating.  He was known as a calm and patient man.  

He is survived by his wife: Deborah G. Dickey of Taylorville; children: Christine Garrett of Mechanicsburg, Lester Dickey and Paula Dickey both of Taylorville; step children: Wendy Oller and Tom Oller both of Taylorville and Teresa Kunkes (Nick) of Bloomington; and several grand children and great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Cameron Dickey and aunt: Burdella Windell.

Mr. Dickey will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of his life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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