Richard 'Dick' Lewis DeMoss
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Dick DeMoss, 85, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Parkview Care Center in Evansville, Ind.
Dick was born May 4, 1927, in Greensburg, Ind., to the late Grover and Lena DeMoss. He was preceded in death by two brothers; and three sisters.
While in elementary school, Dick met and later married his sweetheart, Beverly. This past October they observed their 62nd wedding anniversary.
In between high school and college, Dick served in the Marine Corp during WWII.
The family moved to Evansville from Indianapolis in 1965. As a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Dick enjoyed involvement in many capacities, including serving as an elder and a high school youth leader. He also served as a co-chair of Evansville Young Life.
In 1989, he retired from AC & H. Dick and Bev moved to Panama City Beach where they enjoyed 18 lovely years of hosting family and friends. Dick also enjoyed being an involved member of Lynn Haven Presbyterian Church and part-time work at the Hombre Golf Club.
Dick and Bev moved back to Evansville in 2008.
Dick is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Mark DeMoss and wife, Sue; daughter, Jennifer Ballard, all of Evansville; grandson, Nick Ballard and wife, Blaire; and great-granddaughter, Blythe, of St. Peters, Mo.
Per request of Dick, his body has been donated to the Indiana University Medical Center. There will not be a memorial service at this time.
The family would like to express extreme appreciation to the following for the care and compassion for Dick during the past three months: the staff of St. Mary's, Warrick, Serenity Unit; the Nursing staff of St. Mary's, Evansville, Same Day Surgery; the Administration staff of Cypress Groves; the Medical staff at Gateway, Neuro floor; the staff of Parkview Care Center.
Dick DeMoss lived a humble life that made a difference in the lives of the people he met and knew. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and lover of Christ.
"Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Published in Courier Press on Dec. 29, 2012