Max Dick 1919 - 2012 Parsons
Max Dick, 92, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 6:46 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons.
He was born on March 14, 1919 at Parsons to Philip and Lois (Clark) Dick. He grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons schools graduating from Parsons High School. He later attended the Parsons Junior College. He worked in Parsons and at Boeing in Wichita before World War II.
He and Edith Johnson were married at the home of a friend in Oswego on August 6, 1939. She survives of the Good Samaritan Society.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946 and was stationed at San Diego.
He returned to Parsons after the war, where he owned and operated Dick’s Landscaping Service for several years before working for at Kansas Power and Light until his retirement. In retirement he kept busy working for his brother in his printing business, Dick’s Printing. He was a member of the Katy Golf Club. He was also a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Monday “Lunch Bunch” Program. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and watching sports. He traveled with his wife and they also camped. He was active in the Parsons YMCA and coached youth softball and basketball. He also supervised youth swimming activities.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Dan Dick, and his wife, Marlene of Lawrence; two daughters, Janet Shears of Parsons and Marsha Anderson, and her husband, Larry of Valrico, FL; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Gayle Baird, and her husband, Steve of Parsons; two nephews, David Dick, and his wife, Jane of Parsons and Phil Dick, and his wife Jeri of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Dick; an infant sister; a granddaughter, Roxanne Garland; a great-grandson, Max Pennington; and a son-in-law, Larry Shears.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Parsons. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 7 to 8 Wednesday evening. Memorials are suggested to the Faith United Methodist Church and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online Condolences will be left at www.wallfuneralhomes.com.
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