Richard "Dick" Pawlik
February 1, 1941 – December 30, 2018
Dick Pawlik of Richardson, TX, died on December 30th, 2018. He was born on February 1st, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Stephen Joseph Pawlik and Marguerite Helen Pawlik. Dick was a graduate of Morehead State University in Kentucky, a private (stunt) pilot, and a distinguished lion tamer. He enjoyed boating, traveling, cracking jokes, and spending time fishing with his grandchildren. Dick moved to Texas in 1971 to start a manufacturing sales rep business with his father covering Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He earned numerous Salesman of the Year awards for his hard work and dedication. Dick was a successful salesman, a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, and the favorite uncle. He is survived by his wife Marlene, sons Steve, Mark, and Mike, their wives, ten grandchildren, and by sister Carol of Lexington, Kentucky. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 12:00 pm at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson, with services immediately following.
- Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
Richard "Dick" Pawlik
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January 9, 2019
I am an only child. When I married Carol, I also got a brother - WOW! I was quiet most of the time, but Dick was gregarious and out-going - a perfect match! We became friends, more so the last several years. Dick could be a jokester. Our families were going on a vacation together. He arrived in our neighborhood by constantly blowing his car horn and flying a pair of men’s shorts on the car aerial. During another family trip he was water-skiing, and his bathing suit came off. He loved his work, especially with his dad. Most of all he loved his family. I miss him.
January 9, 2019
Dick was my brother and my friend. I’ve known my brother since he was born. I was in the car when we brought him home from the hospital. With my mother holding him, I was allowed to hold his feet. This was the beginning of our relationship. A relationship of good times. During a family vacation, we rode to California by train for five days and visited many attractions including “Ghost Town or Bust”. We flew back, and Dick was very excited to see lightning from the plane. Later as a young man he repeated the trip by flying a small plane from Cincinnati which took him over the Rocky Mountains and Sierras to San Diego and back, including an unplanned landing in a field. After college he worked for Sunbeam where he was in charge of some promotions and was given a lion to take to the promotions which became his new pet. He enjoyed family weddings, children, and grandchildren. Dick loved life and a good time. He would do anything for his family and friends – He had a heart of gold.
January 4, 2019
Uncle Dick will be truly missed. He was a kind man who loved Aunt Marlene deeply and it showed not only in his words but actions as well. His eyes lit up and his voice quivered with pride as he spoke of her, his children and grandchildren. With our family living in Ohio, visits with him and Marlene were not as often as we would like, but when he was here, he made you feel special. When you spoke, he truly listened and was excited and happy for whatever accomplishments you shared. He was never boastful or arrogant; rather a humble gentleman with a big heart. He will be deeply missed.
Sending our love and condolences,
John, Jamie, Taylor and Zachary Petree
Ed & Carol Lysen
January 1, 2019
We first met Dick at a get together at their neighbors the Sanders. We found we had much in common and started going out with Dick and Marlene. We went to see a variety of performances at the Eisemann Center and soon bought season tickets. The Sanders arranged cruises and we went on 4 to 5 cruises together. We always had a great time.Dick always talked about the Alaskan trip where we flew in a helicopter to the top of the glacier. Dick wanted to go back again. That was the highlight for him. We also went to many Dallas Mavericks games. When we visited them at home and brought food, Dick wanted a Grilled Chicken Sandwich from WhataBurger. He was always a joy to. be with. Dick talked about his family and loved them dearly. He lived family get togethers. He dearly loved the time he could spend with his grandson Scott and really missed that time when he became sick. He was a kindhearted wonderful gentleman. We will miss him,but rest in the knowledge he is at peace in his Saviors hands . Ed & Carol Lysen