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Ray Vaughan Dickens

July 1, 1944November 12, 2020

Ray V. Dickens passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada of natural causes early in the morning on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Ray was born in Tarboro, North Carolina, child of the late James and Marie (Haywood) Dickens. He moved to Waterbury, Connecticut after his graduation from high school. The state of Connecticut is where Ray met his wife, Carolyn, and subsequently resided for most of his adult life. Ray was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967. Upon his return to Connecticut after the war, Ray was employed at Pratt and Whitney. He went on to be selected by Connecticut Light & Power as a lineman and remained employed there for 35 years. Ray served as the commander of the American Legion Post #135 in Waterbury, CT, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and was an active member in The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Connecticut. Ray had a massive stroke in 2001. He eventually retired and moved to Las Vegas, NV with his wife and led a very vibrant life surrounded by children and grandchildren.

Ray is survived by his wife Carolyn (Mack) Dickens; three children, Fernando (Zahra) Dickens, Kendreia (Frederick) Dickens-Carr and Kartika (Christopher) Dickens-Wilder; three siblings, Ernestine (Dickens) Gregory, Rudolph Dickens and Curtis Dickens. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Ray’s funeral will be held at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Friends and family may visit the funeral home from 9-10am. A Celebration of Life Service/Military salute will begin there at 10am. Burial will take place at noon at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

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2 December

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9:00 am - 10:00 am

Palm Southwest Mortuary

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7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

2 December

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Palm Southwest Mortuary

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7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

2 December

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery

1900 Veteran's Memorial Drive
Boulder City, NV 89005

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Mike Slason

November 25, 2020

I worked with Ray many years during CL&P and Northeast utilities. Shared with him quite a lot of times up on a pole and some times over a cold one. Ray was friendly easy going guy that never said a bad word about anyone. God bless you Ray and my deepest condolences to your family......Mike Slason

Carmen Accuosti

November 25, 2020

Sorry to hear the passing of Ray he was a GOOD MAN

Brian Bergin

November 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Ray for many years at CL&P. When I came to the waterbury line department in 1985 Ray was the first Lineman to treat me like a human. The old timers were very tough on anyone new. I always admired his quality workmanship and knowledge of the job. He taught me so many things to watch out for on the very dangerous job. We had many good times having a beer or two or three after work and at the American Legion. Sorry to hear he passed but many fond memories. I’m sure he’s in heaven with the H and H standing Guard.

Beverley Santos

November 23, 2020

Carolyn & Family, I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. It has been many many years since I saw him but I remember when my brother married Dora how kind he & the family was to me. I hope all the wonderful memories of him get you all thru this difficult time. Bev Santos (Bristol, CT)

Doris Pritchett

November 23, 2020

Lord have mercy on me. My uncle Ray meant the world to me. This man would give you the world if he could. I can remover going to Waterbury for a summer break. I really didn’t want to come back home . Between Uncle Ray Uncle Rudy I got anything I Wanted. I went back to school with lots and lots of clothes , book bags , and shoes oh and school supplies. Uncle Ray was type of man if you ever met him he was a true friend indeed. Always smiling and joking. Even after his stroke he was still smiling and enjoying life. Uncle Ray I’m gonna really mis you but God saw that your job was well done on this earth so he came and took you to your knew home over there. No pain, no suffering,just joy and happiness. Love you always Uncle Ray. You fought a good fight and you ran the race and yes yes yes you won . Fly high until we meet again. 😢😢



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