Kenneth Ray Dickens

Kenneth Dickens

Kenneth Ray “Kenny D” Dickens, 69, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 in La Marque, TX after a long illness.  The service will be on August 17, 2019 at First Union Baptist Church, 1027 Avenue K, Galveston, Texas. The viewing will be from 8am-10pm with services starting at 10:00am.  Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

Kenneth Ray “Kenny D” Dickens was born on July 10, 1950 in Taylor, Texas to Joe Washington and Wilma Jean Dickens.  He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in 1969.  On August 6, he married Elizabeth Franklin and to this union a baby girl Kenetra Rae Gipson was born on January 15, 1980. 

Kenneth is survived by his  loving wife, Liz, of 46 years, daughters Kenetra Gipson, LaWanda Williams (Kevin), mother Wilma Smith, sister Patricia Bass (Rhen), brother Michael Dickens (Lynn), grandchildren Jaylen Williams (18), Amari Gipson (12), and Braylen Williams (11), adoptive parents Sal and Mercy Lara, as well as nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Kenneth loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter.     He loved many games and sports…backgammon, ping-pong, dominoes, blackjack, shooting pool, playing racquetball and tennis.  He even had a standing Tuesday racquetball reservation for over 20 years at the Lowery Center.  It was nothing for Ken and Liz to head to the casinos in Louisiana on a whim.  He loved to take pictures, in fact there are so many that the family is wondering what to do with all of them.   He had so many interests that he left an impact on all who crossed his path.  He loved to take care of others.  He was an extremely generous person.  When he saw a need, he took care of it with no questions asked.