William Allen Crick, 65, of Brazil passed away April 22, 2005, at 8:01 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Marion County, the son of William Dysart Crick and Isla Walbring Crick. He was raised in Owen County and graduated from Patricksburg High School, Class of 1957. He continued his education at Indiana State Teachers College graduating in 1961 with a Bachelors Degree and later a Masters Degree in Physical Education and Biology.
On June 24, 1961, he married Susan Farris Crick. In early years of marriage Bill taught and coached several sports, primarily basketball. He later was employed by Funks Seed Corn Company as a district manager and Cargill Inc. as a territory sales manager. He was with Cargill Inc. until ill health force his early retirement. He had become ill in 1996 and never fully recovered.
He was a member of the Brazil Elks Lodge; and the Kiwanis of Clay County. He was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a Deacon, an Elder and a Trustee of the Brazil First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his family farm place in Owen County and treasured being a husband, dad and granddad.
Survivors include his mother, his wife, their two children, Sarah Crick Geswein of Brazil, William Jobe Crick and his wife Deborah Binder Crick of North Vernon, Ind.; four grandchildren, Owen Turner Geswein, Gracellen Rebecca Geswein, Victoria Marie-Louise Crick, and William Samuel Crick; one sister, Diane Crick Query and husband Robert of Jordan Village; one aunt Norma Settle of Cloverdale; sisters in law and brothers in law, Arabelle Farris Clagg of Newton, Ill., Barbara Farris Stearley, William and Linda Farris, and John Farris all of Brazil; many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4-8pm at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, and again Tuesday one hour prior to services at the church.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.