He was born on March 14, 1919, at Parsons to Philip and Lois (Clark) Dick. He grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons schools, graduating from Parsons High School. He later attended Parsons Junior College.
He worked in Parsons and at Boeing in Wichita before World War II.
He married Edith Johnson on Aug. 6, 1939, at the home of a friend in Oswego. She survives of Good Samaritan Society.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946 and was stationed at San Diego.
After the war, he returned to Parsons, where he owned and operated Dick’s Landscaping Service for several years before working for Kansas Power and Light until his retirement. In retirement, he kept busy working for his brother in his printing business, Dick’s Printing.
He was a member of the Katy Golf Club. He was also a member of Faith United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Monday Lunch Bunch Program. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and watching sports. He traveled with his wife, and they also camped. He was active in the Parsons YMCA and coached youth softball and basketball. He also supervised youth swimming activities.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dan Dick, and his wife, Marlene, of Lawrence; two daughters, Janet Shears of Parsons and Marsha Anderson, and her husband, Larry, of Valrico, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Gayle Baird, and her husband, Steve, of Parsons; and two nephews, David Dick, and his wife, Jane, of Parsons and Phil Dick, and his wife, Jeri, of Parsons.
He was preceded in death a brother, Dale Dick; an infant sister; a granddaughter, Roxanne Garland; a great-grandson, Max Pennington; and a son-in-law, Larry Shears.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Faith United Methodist Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences can be left at www.wallfuneralhomes.com.