July 2, 2021
Richard Eugene Vick Sr., 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Pekin to George and Marie (Blankenship) Vick. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, JoAnn (Watson) Vick; daughter, Minnie Opal Vick; his parents, George and Marie (Blankenship) Vick; and his brother, Kenneth Vick. Richard is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Glenn) Jarrell of Wichita, Kansas; his son, Richie (Lisa) Vick of Marion; four grandchildren, Michael (Joy) Vick of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Steven (Mickala) Vick of Sikeston, Missouri, Lindsey Barnes of Wichita, Kansas and Kristina (Tristen) Reid of Marion; five great-grandchildren, Aiden Barnes, Jaxon Vick, Logan Vick, Raegan Vick and Rowan Barnes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenda Vick of White Ash, Faye (Gene) Stump of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Barry (Valerie) Watson of Royalton, Pat Watson of Herrin, and Carol Watson of Energy; cousins, Mark (Sherri) Vick, Keith (Janice) Robinson, and Sandy (Steve) Moore, all of Herrin. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be dearly missed. Richard retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1976 after a 20-year career. He continued employment until age of 82. Richard was known for being a hard worker and being able to figure out a way to fix anything that was not working. He was an avid reader, historian, and enjoyed investigating and documenting his Family Tree. Richard attended Union Gospel Mission Church in Herrin. Cremation was accorded per Richard’s wishes. Graveside services with military honors were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Military honors were conducted by the Honor Guard Ritual Team comprised of the Carterville American Legion Post 347, the Herrin American Legion Post 645, and Herrin V.F.W. Post 1567 with assistance from the United States Air Force. Pastor Andy Lee officiated. Inurnment followed. Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy was in charge of local arrangements.
Richard Eugene Vick Sr., 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Pekin to George and Marie (Blankenship) Vick. He was preceded in death by his... View Obituary & Service Information
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