JOPPA, Ill. — John Edward Rick, 73, of Joppa, formerly of Metropolis, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, in Glendale Heights, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis. The Rev. Russell Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery with military rites.
He was born March 3, 1939, and raised in Metropolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the City of Metropolis for many years.
He was the cherished son of the late Gus and Fay (Pullman) Rick; beloved brother of Ernie, Pearl Berra, Rose Mangone and the late Gus William, Della Marie, Nellie, Charles, Lily Fay, and Rebecca Ann; many loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Shirley Stetson, his loving and caring caregiver in Joppa, for 2 years.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, September 7, 2012, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.