David Collins Dickson was born to Rose Ellen and Charles Dickson in San Diego, CA, February 11, 1947, while his dad Charles was being discharged from the Navy. Shortly after that the family moved to Sharpstown where David attended school and graduated from Lee High School. He attended University of Houston where he fell in love with computers and excelled in the informational technology field. After jobs in the computer software industry (some of which took him as far away as Japan), he joined a fledgling new company in Kingwood called Administaff. David loved his work at Administaff and eventually became Senior Vice President of Information Technology.
David and his former wife Pam were active in Kingwood society, and together supported many worthy causes, including FamilyTime, Kingwood Chorale, Lone Star College System, and Village Learning Center. David served on several boards and was Chairman of the Board of FamilyTime and Lone Star College Foundation. David and Pam endowed two of the early LSC Foundation scholarships.
Wine was a great love of David’s, and he became an expert in it. On retirement, he wrote a fun, informative column for The Tribune Newspapers called “Life is Cabernet”.
David was a great step dad to Pam’s son Michael, a loving father to their dog Hayden, and even eventually loved Cali, the cat. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Dan. He passed away April 21, 2021, and is survived by his brother Paul and wife Barbara, Pam, Michael, Hayden, and countless friends and wine lovers in the community.
Memorial gifts may be made to Lone Star College Foundation in David’s memory: 5000 Research Forest Drive, CB. 232; The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399.