Richard Dean Amick

January 12, 1945May 14, 2013

Richard Dean Amick

CHAPIN – Richard Dean Amick passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in HarborChase Assisted Living, Columbia, SC. Mr. Amick was born to Brady Lee Amick and Blanche Haltiwanger Amick in West Columbia, SC on January 12, 1945. He graduated from Brookland Cayce High School, Cayce, SC, and completed the drafting program at Falls College in Atlanta, GA. Dean retired from the Nuclear Fuel Division of Westinghouse after 30 years of service. Mr. Amick spent his lifetime in pursuit of the most effective and efficient manner to achieve the highest level of quality in all of his endeavors. Dean loved his family and his primary focus was in providing a home for the enrichment of daily living of his loved ones. He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Rhonda Brown Amick of Chapin, SC; son, Richard Brent Amick of Nashville, TN; daughter, Morgan Victoria Amick of Chapin, SC; sister, Edith Amick Horton (Bob) of West Columbia, SC; sister, Janice Amick Holt (Jack) of Gilbert, SC; sister, Dorothy Amick Whitman of West Columbia, SC; sister-in-law, Edna Amick (Robert) of Chapin, SC; brother-in-law, Bruce Linder (Gayle) of West Columbia, SC and many special nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert Amick, sister, Gayle Amick Linder and sister, Brenda Amick Partridge. The family will be receiving friends at a visitation to be held in the sanctuary of Chapin United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., with the memorial service following at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington (PO Box 237), Chapin, SC 29036 or to the Midlands Office of the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Columbia, SC 29169. The family is greatly appreciative of the loving care and support provided by the efficient staff at HarborChase and by the staff of Lutheran Hospice, who all contributed to his comfort, peace and dignity at the end of his life.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 25, 2013

Richard Dean Amick

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Helga Watson (used to be Carter)

May 26, 2013

Rhonda, I know we have lost touch with each other over the years, but I did want you to know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I have fond memories of the times spent with you and Dean, and I know everyone who has known him will miss him greatly.

Marlene Hollomon

May 25, 2013

Rhonda, Morgan, Brent, and family, I was blessed to know Dean. I remember the wise things he use to say to me, and will always cherish those thoughts. Our prayer's are with you and your family. Marlene

Kay Rankin

May 24, 2013

Rhonda, Morgan and Brent,
Dean was a gracious, kind man. He enjoyed the simple things in life and knew what was important. You three gave him so many reasons to be happy, and he, in return, cherished and loved you.

My thoughts are with you and the rest of the Amick family.

Millard Smith

May 23, 2013

I always felt like Dean was my big brother, I even called Dean to pick me up from the airport when returning from VN instead of calling my family since I felt so close to him. He will be missed.He was a good person and great father.We were roommates for 5 years and he was always the responsible one.I know that he will be loved in heaven as much as he was on earth.

Larry Nichols

May 23, 2013

I first met Dean in 1967 and recognized then he was a man of honor and character. it was my honor to know him. My sincere condolonces to this family. May God's Peace be with you.

martha broome-black

May 23, 2013

To The Amick family,I was so sad to hear of Deans passing, Edith told me today..I grew up with the Amick kids and gratuated from High School with Gayle...May your hearts be lifted and knowing that he was such a wonderful man to so many.......

Taylor Price

May 22, 2013

Rhonda, Brent, Morgan, and Family,

Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
The Price's

Lynn & Tommy Foster

May 21, 2013

Rhonda and family, our deepest sympathy and love go out to you during this most difficult time. Hold fast to the assurance he is not in pain any more. With love,

Connie, Ken, & Shelley Halstead

May 20, 2013

Rhonda and family, I pray that the true love and peace of Christ will surround you all at this time. You are all in our prayers for peace and strength..

May 20, 2013

Dear Rhonda,
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Dean. I know his illness has been a long struggle, but it is obvious that he was so loved by all of his family. Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness. God is watching over Dean, I am certain of that. Love, Carol & Ed Cummings