ROY PRESTON SCHICK, JR. April 15, 1933 - January 31, 2014 Roy P. Schick, Jr, 80, resident of Vero Beach, peacefully passed away on January 31, 2014 at UF/Shands Hospital in Gainesville, surrounded by his loving family. Roy was born in Oklahoma City, OK, the son of Blanche and Roy Schick, Sr. He moved to Vero Beach with his family in 1947. He attended Vero Beach High School, class of 1951, and then graduated from the University of Florida in 1955. He married Mary Frances Smith, of Vero Beach, in 1956. After two years of military service as a financial auditor in Atlanta, GA and Honolulu, HI, Roy and Mary returned to Vero Beach where they have worked, raised their family, been active in the community and grown beautiful roses. Roy is survived by his wife, Mary, his brother, Jerry Joe Schick, and his sister-in-law, Anna Smith Johnson, all of Vero Beach; his children, Lori Schick Kavanagh and her husband, Bill, of Denver, CO, David Crandall Schick of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Sharon Schick Card, and her husband, Bill, of Jacksonville, FL; and, three adoring grandsons, Wallace Card, Will Kavanagh, and Tucker Kavanagh, as well as two great grandsons, Caleb and Hunter. A Memorial Service to celebrate Roy's life will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:30AM, at Christ Church Vero Beach, 925 14th Lane, where he was one of the four founding fathers. If you wish, the family would appreciate donations made in his honor to the Christ Church Vero Beach Building Fund in lieu of flowers. Roy lived and loved every day of his life. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and share his love of The Lord as well as his beautiful roses. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many dear friends. God Bless Roy Schick.
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 4, 2014