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Charles "Chuck" James Dicker

September 30, 1945February 18, 2021
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Charles James Dicker gained his glorious, well-deserved Angel wings on February 18, 2021 in the loving presence of his family as the snow fell down in the Texas Hill Country. Chuck was born on September 30, 1945 in Brady, TX. He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Ann (Ginger) Dicker, daughters Katy Janae Alford (Frisco, TX), Lindsay Margaret Dicker (Highland Village, TX), grandsons Ty and Dylan Alford (Frisco, TX), Pat and Trish Gueldner (Spring Branch, TX), Tommy and Rosie Gueldner (Port Aransas, TX), Christine Hoog and Jeff Payne (San Antonio, TX) and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and many cousins in New England who all loved him so much. He was known by many names….Chuck, Dad, Opa, Charlie, Dicker, Homer Dito, Big Kahuna, CJ, CJD, Uncle WooWoo, Weather Guy and sweet husband.

Chuck was preceded in death by his mother Helen Marie Dicker Cole and Bruce Cole of Brady TX, father William Jouko Dicker of Fitchburg MA and Uncle Charles James (Buzz) Waldschmidt of Brady, TX.

Chuck so loved his family, church and country. He was a wonderful, loving father and never missed out on any opportunity that involved a dance recital of Katy’s or a basketball game or track meet of Lindsay’s while they both were growing up. He took pride in taking his two daughters golfing in their adult years. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons, teaching them golf, fishing, and the values of life and faith. There was never a dull moment being with him and he could create fun at any moment.

Chuck was an avid golfer who relished his memories on the golf course with his buddies in Brady and on courses across Texas and beyond. He was part of two State Championship Teams at Brady High School, part of the National Championship Team at Odessa College and was awarded 1st Team All-American. His love of golf after college earned him three Memorial Day Championships in Brady. Chuck continued to always enjoy any golf outing with his friends and family during his life-long years.

He treasured his service to his Country, serving in the United States NAVY, where he studied Meteorology and served as an Aerographers Mate in Kingsville, TX Naval Air station. He was also a crash crew member in the Philippines. His NAVY was always near and dear to his heart.

Chuck attended Odessa Junior College on a Golf Scholarship before he enlisted in the U.S. NAVY. During his service in the NAVY, he attended Texas A&I in Kingsville, TX. He ultimately finished his college years at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX where he continued to play golf, and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Geography and Mathematics. He was a Golf Coach and Math Teacher at John Jay High School in San Antonio. Later on, his career included Senior Vice President at Texas Motor Transportation Association and he was also a Lobbyist. Soon after, he followed through with a long career with John Mondics Insurance Group as Vice President of Sales.

Chuck enjoyed serving his community and church over the course of his life. He served nine years as Trustee on the Hays Consolidated School District School Board, and up until his death, served as a Board member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He also was devoted to his Alma Mater, where he served on the Texas State University (formerly “SWT”) Alumni Board as a member for over 20 years. Within those 20+ years, he became the Texas State University Alumni President and Past President Board of Directors.

His legacy continues on through his wife Ginger, daughters Katy and Lindsay, adoring grandson’s, Ty and Dylan and numerous family members and friends from north to south and east to west. He was a friend to all, and he was always kind and generous, welcoming, gracious, patient and faithful.

May your soul be at peace with the The Lord dear Chuck, Dad, and Opa. Until our next tee-time, we love you and we will see you on the course.

Pallbearers are Robert Floyd, John Mondics, Tyler Gueldner, Jonathan Mondics, Skip Priess, Jim Criswell, Karlton Steffens, Bruce Cotton and Chuck Priess.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 5-8:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church 777 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX. 78130. The Funeral Service will be Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Graveside Service will follow at 3:00 pm at Rest Haven Cemetery, 620 Hwy 87 N. Brady, TX 76825.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Chuck’s honor to St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Hope Hospice, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Floyd
  • John Mondics
  • Tyler Gueldner
  • Jonathan Mondics
  • Skip Priess
  • Jim Criswell
  • Karlton Steffens
  • Bruce Cotton
  • Chuck Priess

Services

25 February

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church

777 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

26 February

Funeral Service

10:00 am

St Paul Lutheran Church

777 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

26 February

Graveside Service with Navy Honors

3:00 pm

Rest Haven Cemetery

620 Hwy 87 North
Brady, TX 76825

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Dayton Archer

February 24, 2021

I first knew Dicker (we always just called him Dicker) when I was in junior high starting to play golf and he was already an accomplished high school player. He was one of my early golf heroes and someone who I learned from watching along with cousin Bob Archer. But more than that, Dicker was fun to be around. As an older player he was always approachable and funny. I never heard a negative word about Charles Dicker. Everyone liked him, always a first class guy. I feel fortunate to have known him in those early years and get to play some golf with him and against him in a memorable match in 1965. God Bless you Dicker!
Dayton Archer

Ted Archer

February 24, 2021

Mrs. Charles Dicker & Family

You have my Deepest Sympathy. Charles was a good friend & will be missed by all.

As Always,
Ted Archer
Brady, Txs

Patrick Cox

February 24, 2021

Our community is a better place thanks to Chuck Dicker. We served together on the Texas State Alumni Association Board of Directors for many years. We worked with Chuck and Ginger on a wide array of activities over the years that included education, the environment, financial affairs, and community services. Blessings and peace to all the family and friends.

Patrick Cox, Ph.D.
Wimberley, Texas

Nancy Jones

February 23, 2021

Our thoughts are with you Ginger, Katy, Lindsay and boys.
Chuck was a kind and thoughtful cousin who will truly be missed.
All our love,
Nancy and Dan

Jerry Atherton

February 23, 2021

I first met Charles when we were in elementary school at South Ward in Brady. He was something. He could throw and kick a football farther than anyone. He could throw a baseball harder and farther than anyone. Later, he would hit a golf ball farther and straighter than anyone. His smile was always warmer than anyone else's and his laugh was contagious. Later, in high school, I played on the Brady Bulldogs basketball team with Charles. He was the early prototype of Charles Barkley. He could move people out of his way to accomplish his objective !!! Charles could let people laugh at him and he could laugh at himself. I never ever heard Charles say a negative thing about another person. He was something. He was very special. He was a good friend. Our loss is Heaven's gain. I look forward to joining Charles again in our eternal home. Until then, I will be comforted by many, many fond memories of my times together with Charles. Rest in peach, Charles, and cherish the words that I know you have now heard . . . "Well done good and faithful servant."

Tobi Sanderford

February 23, 2021

My heart has another empty spot. Chuck became a part of me when Ginger and Chuck visited me in Montana. A visit that will always be in my memories. My prayer for this beautiful family is for God to wrap his warm, loving arms around each of you to let HIS love fill your hearts with love, peace and comfort. Love and warm hugs to you all. Wish I could be there with you, but Grannie Nannie duties prevail!
Love y'all! See you this summer!
Tobi

Ed & Kathy Sonntag

February 22, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time. Our family thought the world of Chuck. He was so proud of his service in the Navy. He has always been an inspiration to all. So sorry for your loss. We love you!

Suzie, Edward, and Anderson Greer

February 22, 2021

We will forever miss your presence on this beautiful planet. It truly was a better place with you here.

Gilbert and Merle Hollub

February 21, 2021

Our condolences to Mr. Dickers's family and friends. 

Thanks to Mr. Dicker for serving our Country in our US Military, in  the United States Navy !!

G H Sonny Hollub Jr. & Merle Hollub

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Donna Vickers

February 21, 2021

I just want you to know that I’m thinking of you at this time of your great loss. The world loss one of the good ones.

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