Ralph Richard "Dicker" Gay
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Dicker Gay died on October 7, 2013. He was born on June 16, 1934 in Kelso, Washington to Mildred Wilgus Gay and Ralph Gay. He graduated from West Lin High School in Oregon. After graduation he went into the U.S. Army and served as a Military CDL Training Specialist.
Dicker transferred to Reno, Nevada in 1973 with Chevron Oil Company, where he owned Plumb Lane Chevron station for over a decade. He later opened and operated 2nd and Vine Car Care for many years. After selling 2nd and Vine he couldn't stand being retired so he put in 10 years of service at the Creative Memory/Antioch Company, as a Forklift Training Operator. Dicker's hobbies were fishing, golfing, bowling, cooking at the Elks, and having final finals with his friends. He was an Elk's member for 54 years. His other endeavors included being on the board of directors of The Reno Rodeo and a member of Hot August Nights.
He is survived by his only daughter, Cindy Raymond, her husband Clifford Raymond and their two children Nicole and Kyle Raymond, all from Reno, Nevada. Also surviving are his sister Sally Soucie, and his nieces, Diane, Donna, and Delores all of Wilsonville, OR. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred and father, Ralph.
A celebration of life "Final Final" will be held for Dicker, on November 24, 2013 at the Reno Elks Lodge from 1-4 pm. Donations can be made in Dicker's name to the Elks National Foundation from the Reno Elks Lodge # 597. A private inurnment will be held next week at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Truckee Meadows Cremation & Burial
616 S Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89502
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Oct. 11, 2013