Richard "Dick" John Pailthorpe
June 23, 1936 - September 01, 2020
Obituary for Richard "Dick" John Pailthorpe
Richard "Dick" John Pailthorpe, 84, passed on September 01, 2020. He was born to Richard Sidney Pailthorpe and Lillian Collett Pailthorpe in Rochester, New York on June 23, 1936.
He married Betty Ehman Pailthorpe. They were united in matrimony for 60 years, living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they raised two children, Richard "Rick" John Palithorpe Jr. (Julie) of Pawley's Island, SC and Karen Pailthorpe Garris (Lane) of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Sydney and Lane Garris.
Dick graduated from Reagan High School and received a degree from the South Texas Junior College. He worked at Texas Gulf/PCS Phosphate and was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people. He also volunteered at the Special Olympics. He was a member of the Houston Traffic Club, and Chairman of the Fertilizer Institute, for two consecutive years. Additionally, he served his country honorably for 6 years in the Army National Guard. Dick was a an active and dedicated member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for over 35 years.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister, Joan Tippit. He never met a stranger and his life will forever be remembered in the lives of his wife, children, and grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Organ Fund ( click on the link and then choose "organ fund" from the drop down menu )
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