Richard Wick

Richard Wick

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LEXINGTON - Richard Wick, 82, of 494 Spencer St., Lexington, died at noon Monday (Dec. 26, 2005) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ, Uniting, Disciples of Christ, Lexington, with the Rev. Jan Proeber officiating. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, with full military rites by Elmo F. Hill American Legion Post #291. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert & Musselman Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials may be made to his church or the Lexington Peace Meals.

He was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Lexington, the son of George and Reba West Wick. He married Alice M. Dunlap on March 14, 1954, in Lexington. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Randy) Mead, Petersburg, and Lori Wick, Scottville; one son, David (Judi) Wick, Keizer, Ore.; one brother, Donald (Sharon) Wick, Lexington; and five grandchildren, Matthew Mead, Patrick Mead, Rebecca Mead, Ryan (Evelyn) Wick and Jared Wick.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Wick.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, Uniting, Disciples of Christ, Lexington, the Elmo F. Hill American Legion Post 291, and the Old Codgers Club in Lexington.

He had served as an elder at the church.

Richard was a lifelong farmer in Lexington and drove a school bus for Lexington schools for 40 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from Aug. 1, 1944, to May 13, 1946.

He was a former youth baseball coach and was an avid Wesleyan Titan's Fan.

 

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