Eli "Do-Da" Dick © The Stilwell Democrat Journal June 11, 2008 Submitted by: Martha Real
Eli "Do-Da" Dick
December 16, 1923-June 5, 2008
Eli "Do-Da" Dick of Nicut, Oklahoma was born December 16, 1923 in Cookson, Oklahoma and passed away June 5, 2008 in fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife, Odie Dick, 3 daughters; Shirley Reed and Tommy of Nicut, Oklahoma, Julie Moss and Pat of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Susan Dolan and Roy of Roland, Oklahoma, 3 sons; William (Bill) Dick and Dixie of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Johnny Dale Dick and Loretta of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Michael Dick of Nicut, Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren; Tammy Reed, Richard Reed, B.J. Dick, Dr. Brad Dick, Jonathan Dick, Shannon Dick, Michelle Deason, Nakwsi Moss, Brooke Bruton and Chelsea Dolan. 14 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, June 9, 2008 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Baker, Rev. Steve Morgan andd Rev. Harold Gateley officiating.
Burial will follow in Bellefonte Cemetery under the direction of the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Richard Reed, B.J. Dick, Dr. Brad Dick, Jonathan Dick, Nakwsi Moss, Tommy Edwards and Sonny Small.
Honory pallbearers will be the men of Fellowship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Sally Dick, and an infant son.
He was a loving husband of 60 years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who loved to spend time with his family.
He was a World War II Army Veteran, and was awarded a Bronze Star for sharp shooting, a Good Conduct Metal and a honorable discharge.
He was a Charter Member and an Elder Deacon of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Nicut where he loved his church family and loved to sing and play the guitar.
He was also a member of the United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokee Nation. In his younger years he loved to hunt and fish.
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