William C. Dick
SEDALIA — William C. "Bill" Dick, 87, of Sedalia, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Dick, Paul Dick, Jeff Dick, Ryan Webb, Fred Smith and William Bradley Dick II. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Brown and Don Weller. Prayers of the rosary will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Visitation will follow from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Church or Open Door, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
Born February 21, 1927 in Sedalia he was a son of the late Herman H. and Augusta M. Weller Dick. He is survived by a son, Jerry (Cindy) Dick, of Sedalia; two daughters, Carrie (Roy) Webb, of Warsaw and Laura Mahan, of Sedalia; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Hawley, of Virginia; and three brothers, Kenneth and Jimmy Dick, both of Sedalia and Bobby Dick, of Warrensburg. He was preceded in death by his wives Earlene Marie Paxton and Ruth M. Freund; a son, William Bradley Dick; and two sisters, Virginia McKinney and Katherine Logan.
Mr. Dick was raised and educated in Sedalia. He attended Sacred Heart School and was a member of the class of 1945, the first graduating class of Sacred Heart High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 831. He worked for Queen City Electric for over 40 years and was a member of IBEW Union Local 124 for 65 years. He owned and operated B&E Grocery for 12 years from 1960 to 1972.
In his retirement he also managed Broadway Car Wash for 9 years. He enjoyed woodworking and building bird houses for auctions and for gifts. He was a great handyman and "jack of all trades," and enjoyed tinkering on lawnmowers or anything mechanical. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with family and friends, and enjoyed helping others. He adopted his four children as infants and was a very devoted and loving father to them. His family would like to especially thank the staff and all of his special caregivers at the Missouri Veterans Home and Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.