Steven Allan Dick, 58, a resident of Laurel Mountain Road, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, 2013, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins, surrounded by his family. He had a long battle with polycystic kidney disease.
Steven was born June 30, 1955, at Fort Belvoir Army Hospital in Virginia, a son of Dorsey and Mary Ann Carlson Dick, with whom he made his home.
He had never married.
Also surviving are two brothers, David Dick and wife, Kim, of Elkins and Mark Dick and wife, Cheryl, of Manassas, Va.; and nieces and nephew, Angela and Donnie Howell of Elkins, Allen Dick of Elkins, Gabrielle Hogan of Manassas, Va., and Daniel Seiger, stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan., U.S. Army. Steven is also survived by five aunts, Mona Chewning of Dailey, Corlyess Metheny of Elkins, Cydell and Frank Palavido of Phoenix, Ariz., Cathi Carlson of Hedgesville and Dorothy Carlson of Fairmont: one uncle, Joe Carlson of Dailey; and one great-aunt, Katheryn Shannon of Adolph.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Worley and Bertha Dick and Ronald and Emma Carlson; four uncles, Bill Metheny, Keith and Chris Carlson and Thurman Chewning; one aunt, Annalee Carlson; and his girlfriend, Becky Weiford, who passed away in May 2013.
Steven earned his GED in 1981 and in most recent years, spent much of his time painting velvet pictures that he sold to raise money for the Elkins Dialysis Patient Fund where he raised more than $4,000 for the organization. He participated in the hospital "Walk 100 miles in 100 Days" event where he walked 800 miles and won a trophy. Steven loved movies, video games, music, puzzles and comic books and was a huge fan of Spiderman and Duck Dynasty. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a kind gentle spirit who will be dearly missed by all.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Price and Rev. Bill Likens officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at East Dailey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central West Virginia Dialysis Patient Fund, 100 Main St., Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Steven. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Steven Allan Dick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.