Richard Vick Sr.
September 22, 1937 – January 7, 2021
Richard Eugene Vick Sr., age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021. He was born September 22, 1937 in Pekin, Illinois. He is 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, KS, his son Richie (Lisa) Vick of Marion, IL; four grandchildren; Michael (Joy) Vick of Tulsa, OK, Steven (Mickala) Vick of Sikeston, MO, Lindsey Barnes of Wichita, KS and Kristina (Tristen) Reid of Marion, IL; five great grandchildren; Aiden Barnes, Jaxon Vick, Logan Vick, Raegan Vick and Rowan Barnes; brothers & sisters-in-law, Glenda Vick of White Ash, IL, Faye (Gene) Stump of Kutztown, PA, Barry (Valerie) Watson of Royalton, IL, Pat Watson of Herrin, IL, Carol Watson of Energy, IL; cousins Mark (Sherri) Vick, Keith (Janice) Robinson, and Sandy (Steve) Moore all of Herrin, IL. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be dearly missed.
Richard retired from the United States 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, IL.
Richard will be cremated according to his wishes; A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.