Former Grace College coach and athletic director Phil Dick, son of the late Paul Dick who pastored the Grace Brethren church in Winchester, Virginia, for more than three decades, died this morning in Goshen, Indiana, after a two-year battle with cancer.
More details will be released as they are available, but a memorial service at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church has been scheduled for on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
To read the many comments and tributes to Phil’s life and ministry, log onto http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/phildick
Here is a note from Phil’s daughter, Michelle:
Arrangements are as follows:
Calling at Redpath Funeral Home in Warsaw, Indiana, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 on Sunday. We are having a private graveside service and burial on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will be Monday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.
My heart is hurting, but it is so full with the love that has been poured in to our lives over these past few days (and years). My dad fought a very courageous battle with cancer, but ultimately he has found healing in Heaven. We are promised that Heaven is without sadness, without sickness, and full of love, praise and yes, even dancing. I am overwhelmed with gratitude that my dad is in Heaven and that he served his Lord and Savior so well. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us. We are honored.
Here is the announcement as distributed by Grace College and Seminary:
Phil Dick (BA 65), who served Grace as athletic director, coach, and professor in the Physical Education Department from 1981-1995, went to be with the Lord on April 4, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Calling will take place on Sunday, April 6, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home in Warsaw, Indiana. A private graveside service and burial will be held on April 7, and a memorial service is planned for Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.
Phil is survived by his wife Becky (Crawford, BS 66), son, Matt (BS 94) and wife Nicole (Ryman, BS 93), daughter Michelle Yeager (BS 93) and husband Jerry, and five grandchildren.