James Russell Dick, 56, of Science Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1966 in Somerset; son of Hazel (Thurman) Dick and the late Russell Leroy Dick. He was an entrepreneur and most known to the community for his involvement in the Carl Dick Grocery Store, a Science Hill tradition for nearly three-quarters of a century. James was a funeral director and co-owner at both Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, and Pulaski Funeral Home where he worked along side the staff daily to help local families through one of life's most difficult times. James had interest in various other ventures throughout the years. He was a member of the Citizen National Bank - Science Hill Branch Advisory Board. In his younger years he enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, and seamlessly working around the clock. He was a charismatic man with a business mind like no other. Most of all, he was known for never telling a story that wasn't true.
He is survived by his mother; aunts, Margie Holt and Grace Hougland; uncle, Benny Thurman; cousin, Brian Holt and a host of cousins too numerous to mention; special friends, Robert Fletcher and Lois Cooper; and his god-daughter, Grayson Fletcher.
He is preceded in death by his father.
He will be remembered and greatly missed by countless people throughout the community. Few lives were untouched by his kindness and generosity throughout his many well-lived years.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bros. Charles Hoskins, Bill Ponder, David Green, Ed Massey, and Dr. Curtis Sellers officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be given in memory of James R. Dick, to one of these organizations, The Science Hill Garden Club, P.O. Box 186, Science Hill, KY 42553, The American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914 or The Union Church of Christ, 3146 Stilesville South Rd., Science Hill, KY 42553.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is saddened with the loss and honored to assist with funeral arrangements for James.