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Richard L. Flickinger

Richard Lee Flickinger, 81, of Grants Pass, OR died Friday, March 2, 2018 of congestive heart failure at Mountain Springs Home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 11 a.m. at River Valley Community Church at the Downtown Campus. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse at samaritanspurse.org and to Water for Life, James Robison at lifetoday.org. Richard (Dick) also known as "Flick" was born June 1, 1936 in Lanark, Illinois to Ralph and Marie Flickinger. He was raised on a farm with his parents and 4 siblings. He attended Wheaton College in IL where he graduated in 1957 with a degree in Business and Economics. On Aug. 30, 1957, Richard married Marilyn Jean Fair of Akron, Ohio. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army while he made his home in the Wheaton area for 20 years where he and Marilyn raised their family. He worked as an accountant and started a school bus business, Rich Lee Vans that transported special needs children. He was an active member at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church. Richard and Marilyn settled in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1984 where he served at River Valley Community Church as Business Administrator for 20 years. He led Crown Ministries and served as Chaplain at Three Rivers Community Hospital, Highland House and Royal Gardens Nursing Home. In addition to his wife with whom he shared 60 years of marriage, survivors include a son, Mark (Debbie) Flickinger of Gold Hill, OR; two daughters, Robin (Jack) Clift of Spokane, WA and Lisa (Marty) Clapp of Grants Pass, OR; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Shelly Rae, siblings Dwight, Bill, Joyce and Charlotte.

Service Information

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 11:00am, River Valley Community Church

Interment Details

Hillcrest Memorial Park

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Oh Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was such a good, Godly man. I pray that you will be blessed as you continue on and that the Lord will comfort you and the family now. You'll see him again one day. :)

Linda M Bean Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

We were privileged to know Flick, and we look forward to seeing him again with Jesus.

Arden Sleadd Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

A true man of God...I love you Flick!!!

Randy Dietz Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Flick was a great man with much Love for Our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be remember and I will miss him.

James Samual Watson Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Marilyn and family, so very sorry for your loss and hope that your faith will guide you through this sorrowful time.

Rosalie Taylor Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your precious fathers passing. Please know you are in my prayers as you walk through this tough time. I hope your loss is tempered with the knowledge that your dad is up in heaven - with Jesus and many other loved ones - where you will be reunited with him someday. I imagine there was a great party waiting for him there. Love ya, Dianne

Dianne Egbert Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

Marilyn, We are so sorry for your loss. We know you must be very sad. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Steve and Janis

Steve and Janis Angelini Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

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