John R. Flick, 73, of Fort Worth, Texas, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at home surrounded by his family on August 22, 2016.
John is survived by his wife Gloria of 49 years, daughter Loretta Paris and her husband Michael, son Eric Flick and his wife Amanda, sister Lynda Beargeon, brothers Jay Flick, Michael Beargeon, and Glen Beargeon, and loving grandchildren, Vincent Paris, Laura Paris, and Silas Flick. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. John was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Lee Flick, parents Elmer Jacob Flick and Dorothy Beargeon, and brother Dan Beargeon. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother and was a friend to many.
John lived, during most of his childhood, in the San Francisco, CA area. John proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the Navy, John moved to Hammon, OK where he worked on the family dairy farm. He married his wife, Gloria, then moved to Oklahoma City, OK. He lived there until he retired from the General Motors Assembly Plant. He then moved to Fort Worth, TX to be close to his daughter and grandchildren. John’s favorite hobby was building and working on computers.
Per John’s wishes, there will only be a small family service held in California. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The donations will be used for research to cure this cruel disease. Checks may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 2630 W. Freeway, Ste. 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (please include a note stating the donation is made in John’s name so the family will be notified of your donation). Donations can also be made over the phone 817-336-4949 or at http//:www.alz.org, credit cards are accepted. (Please remember to let them know it is in memory of John.) All donations are tax deductible.
John’s family wants to give a special thank you to Hospice Plus for their loving care and support.