Harold W. Dick

Harold W. Dick, 79, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born on September 26, 1937 to Albert F. and Virgil Leotis (Andrews) Dick.  He was married to Ina Elaine Woodruff.

He graduated in 1956 from Adams Central High School in Adams County. He excelled in many sports and did so with remarkable ability. Not only was he on the basketball team, he was also often the half-time entertainment performing acrobatic feats. In track and field, he was competitive in each event and held at least one event school record for 30 years. As a baseball player, he was recruited for the position of pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds farm team but lost his hand in a farm-related accident and was not able to realize that dream. He then continued farming and successfully grew a large grain operation along with varying livestock over the years. As his self-employment in farming ended, he morphed into a full-time carpenter restoring furniture, building toys, lawn furniture, and buildings. During his later years, he started and maintained an orchard, became a beekeeper and raised game foul. These are only a few of his accomplishments.

He was a member of the St. Luke United Church of Christ on R.R.#4 in Decatur, enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1956 to 1962, was a charter member of the Portland Optimist Club, and was a member of the Whitney Lodge #229, F&AM in New Burlington.

He is survived by his wife; son, Bradley Wayne Dick of Detroit, Michigan; daughter, Monica Sue Dick of Indianapolis; two sisters, Alice Liechty of Berne; and Mary Bean of Anderson; and two brothers, Robert Dick of Fort Wayne; and Roger Dick of Cary, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Esther Dick; Violet Beck; and Doris Sprunger; and three brothers, Edward Dick; Don Dick; and Herman Dick.

A celebration of life service will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Community Center, located at the corner of 100N and 500W, Rural Route 4, in Decatur.

Memorials may be made to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice in Muncie or Little Red Door Cancer Services in Muncie.

Arrangements provided by Meeks Mortuary and Crematory in Muncie. Online condolences may be made at www.meeksmortuary.com.