SCOTT CITY - Olliver Charles Amick, 86, died April, 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born March 30, 1920, at Maiden Rock, Wis., son of Arnold Otto and Delila M. Walsh Amick. He and Betty Jo St. Clair were married on March 28, 1948, at Illmo.
Ollie, along with his longtime friend and partner, Jack T. Burnett, owned and operated Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapels until their retirement in 1990.
He served as a captain in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member and lay speaker of the Illmo United Methodist Church. Ollie was Youth League President for 20 years and coached Little League, Connie Mack and American Legion baseball. In 1986, he was inducted into the SEMO Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He served on the Illmo-Scott City School Board from 1954-1982 and was Chairman of the committee that worked for the consolidation of Illmo and Scott City. He served as State Representative of 160th District from 1989-1992. He was a member of and Past Commander of VFW Post 6407, a member of American Legion Post 369, H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge, served as past worshipful master and secretary of the Illmo Masonic Lodge, and a member of Scottish Rites and Shriner's Club. He was a charter member and past president of the Scott City Kiwanis Club and a member of the Chaffee Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Betty Jo; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Ed Taylor of Carrollton, Texas, and Sally and Pat O'Brien of Benton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Gail Amick, Scott Amick of Scott City and Rand and Cindy Amick of New Madrid; 13 grandchildren, Kyle (Mindy) Held, Amy (Travis) Pobst, Michael O'Brien and Amanda O'Brien, Lance Amick and Lindsey Amick, Allison Amick, Clair Amick and Ollivia Amick and Brandon Amick, Britne Amick, Blake Amick and Ashley (Carmon) Jackson.
Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 2-8 p.m. today. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel with the Rev. Jim Woeltje officiating.
Burial with full military rites conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors Team will follow in the Lightner Memorial Cemetery at Scott City.
Ollie's greatest enjoyments were working with the youth leagues and later watching his grandchildren in everything they did.
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may be made to:
Ollie Amick-Scott City Rams Fund
c/o Security Bank and Trust
P.O. Box 4216
Scott City, MO 63780