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     Thomas R. Dick, age 79, of rural Jerico Springs, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at Mercy St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

     Tom was born April 14, 1932 at Palisade, Colorado, one of the two sons of Con & Edna (Connor) Dick. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Marion "Curly" Dick; and two nephews, Craig and Doug Dick.

     On April 24, 1978, at Greenfield, Missouri, Tom married Donna (Skager) White and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are four sons and their wives, Elwyn & Christine White, Godfrey, Illinois, Kevin & Penny White, Lockwood, Trent & Cathy White, Aurora, and Gary & Nina White, Lamar; four daughters, Renee & husband Tim Sayler, Underwood, North Dakota, Marva & husband Bill Schnaufer, Lamar, Emily Kriebs, Mandan, North Dakota, and Jean Dick & partner Robert Boyd, Fair Grove. Tom leaves 22 grandchildren, Melanie, Britanie, Ashley, Bradley, Kailynn, Petra, Jordan, Ele, Thomas, Jessica, Rebecca, T.J., Cassie, Katie, Autumn, Seth, Tyler, Trevor, Michael, Samm, David, and Chris; and seven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Madyson, Addie, Johnny, Toby, Kambryn, and Kellen.  He was looking forward the birth of two great-granddaughters, Eden and Jenny, this spring.

     Tom served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years, retired as a Master Sergeant and was an active member of Lockwood American Legion Post 372.  After a second career in farming, Tom was able to truly embrace retirement.  He followed sports and was an enthusiastic St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.  Through television, he kept up with current affairs and politics.  He and Donna found time for enjoyable day trips to area casinos.  But time spent with family and friends was his favorite pastime. Tom will be forever remembered by his children and grandchildren for his quick wit, wonderful songs, and uncanny sense of humor.

     Honoring Tom's wishes, he was cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.

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#15 Donna, TXDonness & Marvin Dietz 2012-01-23 15:24
Donna and family,
So sorry to hear of Tom's death and send our sympathy to all of your family. May God be with you in the days and months ahead. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Love, Donness and Marv
#14 OKC, OKHarold Ryan 2012-01-07 13:42
Dear Donna:
Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He and I worked together in the AF and he was a lot of fun and a great guy to work with. To bad we live so far apart. Lovey Passed away 7-7-2011, so I know very well what you must be going through. At a time like this it leaves one at a loss for words. You have friend in OKC, Love Harold.
#13 Roseville,CaVivian & Al 2012-01-05 21:40
Donna & Family,
We are sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. May God strengthen each one of you as you go through this hard time. How the angels must of sang to welcome him with open arms!
Love To All--Viv & Al
#12 Arla &Clayton 2012-01-05 21:09
Donna and family,
We are all so sorry to hear about your loss of Tom. he was a dang great guy to be around.we all will miss him a lot. our love and prayers to all.



love, Arla and Family
#11 Mandan, NDCarrie and Bob Olson 2012-01-03 13:04
As emotions can be raw during this time,take the time to comfort each other in this time of loss. Blessings
#10 Bismarck, NDDon and Arlie Mann 2011-12-29 14:39
Emily and family,

So sorry to hear the news of your Dad. I lost my Dad on the 23rd of December also and do remember that Christmas so vividly in my mind. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Arlie
#9 Jay Fettig 2011-12-29 12:23
To the family:

May God bless you during this tough time and know that you are being thought of and prayed for....
#8 Lamar, MODoris Woods 2011-12-27 12:17
Donna, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My Prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you.
#7 maksimbary 2011-12-27 09:31
i so sorry your husband passed away.
#6 Lamar, MOCarla Jo Lintner 2011-12-27 09:12
Marva and family,

I am praying for you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you.

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