Roy Dennis Dick | 1930-2013

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Roy Dennis Dick

Roy Dennis Dick

Roy Dennis Dick, 83, a retired professor, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Bridgeport.

Funeral was March 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with a second service March 19 at Bethel Mennonite Church in Hydro, Okla. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. David Rucker and Derek Blackman officiated the Bridgeport service, and the Rev. Bob Springer officiated the second service.

Pallbearers for the first service were David Porter, Dylan Porter, Michael Porter, Don Porter, Steven Porter and George Jasper. Pallbearers at the second service were Chase Hawkins, Dennis Dick, Everett Baker, John Dick, Keith Kimble, Mark Randol, Jason Baker, Dick Hampton and Tom Byram.

Roy was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Weatherford, Okla., to John and Helena (Thiessen) Dick. He served his country in the U.S. Army and married Virginia Porter on March 25, 1967, in Stillwater, Okla. He was a retired professor and then worked as a nursing home administrator.

Roy was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church and an associate member of the United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. He was also a member of the Education Foundation in Bridgeport.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Art, Elmer, John and Carl Dick; and his sister, Gertrude Dick.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Virginia Dick of Runaway Bay; son Jeff Chandler and wife, Julie, of Noble, Okla.; daughter Denise Caviness and husband, Coy, of Runaway Bay; grandchildren Jessica Chandler, Randee Hawkins and husband, Chase, Leighton Kennec, and Cole Caviness; sisters Opal H. Crall and husband, Lamar, of Hinton, Okla., and Frieda Randol of Custer City, Okla.; other family members and a host of friends.

Donations in Roy’s name may be made to the Education Foundation, 2107 15th St., Bridgeport, TX 76426 or the United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 237, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

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