William Temple Dickinson

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William Temple Dickinson

March 13, 1956 - January 29, 2019

William Temple Dickinson William Temple Dickinson, 62, of Glasgow, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
Born in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Dr. Lewis Dickinson and Selma Goodman Dickinson.
While dedicating himself to the many facets of his life, Temple maintained his lifelong interest in theater and service to others. He was an Eagle Scout and a 1974 graduate of Glasgow High School where he was also a member of the Glasgow Scottie Band. He went on to graduate Transylvania University in 1978 and Harvard Law School in 1984, where he also was deeply involved with the Harvard Drama Society. After graduation, he joined a private law firm in Boston, where he specialized in white collar crime defense and then later moved to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
After returning to Glasgow, Temple was highly involved in community affairs while maintaining his law practice. He was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs; he helped initiate the beginning of the local soup kitchen; and he was a dedicated member of the Far Off Broadway Players, both acting and directing productions. He had served as chief of staff to the Majority Whip of the Kentucky House of Representatives and was presently serving as Master Commissioner for Barren County.
Temple was a lifelong member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he also served as elder and Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Jan Marie Wussow Dickinson; his son, Benjamin Temple Dickinson; two brothers, Dr. L.G. Dickinson and wife, Sherry, and Jake Dickinson and wife, Pat; one sister, Jeanne Dickinson White and husband, John; five nieces and nephews, Jefferson Dickinson, Kathy Glass, John Martin Dickinson, Paul White and Lucy White Carlson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at First Christian Church with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. on Sunday at the church.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Ralph Bunche Community Soup Kitchen or to Glasgow Rotary Scout Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on January 31, 2019
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Saturday February 09, 2019

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sunday February 10, 2019

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First Christian Church

1100 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY, USA

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1100 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY, USA

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Luckett Davidson
Feb 03, 2019
To Jeanne, Lewis, Jake and all the family - our thoughts are with you in the loss of your Temple. May you find joy in remembering is life and comfort in the regards of friends. Warmly, Luckett
Jane Bowman
Feb 02, 2019
Prayers of comfort for the Dickinson family.