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Danny Wayne Dick

August 26, 1949 — August 12, 2020

Danny Wayne Dick, affectionately known as “Coach” to many, passed away Wednesday, August 12. He was born August 26, 1949 to Roy and Norma June (Engelbrecht) Dick. He married the love of his life, Rose (Allison) on September 30, 1972.

In their 47 years of marriage, Danny and Rose were blessed with four children and ten grandchildren. Matthew resides in Bennett Spring and has three children: Kennedy, Preston and Kameron Dick. Mandy Britton lives in Springfield and has four children: Jonathan and Maura Pardoe and Emily and Lindsay Britton. Marshall lives with his wife Angie and their children Kodie and Anna in Tipton. Michelle and her husband Chris Lewis reside in Kansas City with their daughter, Eliana. Danny has one sister, Linda Knipp who lives in Kansas City, Kansas.

Danny lost several loved ones prior to his death including his mother and father, his in-laws CB and Rosie Allison, one son-in-law Scott Britton, his brother-in-law Bo and a nephew, Mark Knipp.

Anyone who knew Danny knew that his passion for golf ran through his veins and in many ways the lessons that are paramount to golf can also be applied to his life.

Lesson 1: A well-rounded golf game is more than hitting it hard; it takes skill and finesse.

While Danny had a big personality that positively impacted countless lives, he was never flashy or arrogant, even when he had every reason to be. This was evident when he successfully coached his 1980 Northwestern girls basketball team to a Final Four, headed four State Championship boys golf teams at Tipton High School or coached his 2003 Lady Cardinals volleyball squad to the first district title in school history. Throughout his successful coaching career, Danny could be described as “slow to anger; quick to praise”, knowing that a little finesse and encouragement went much farther than a hard, aggressive approach.

Lesson 2: To succeed at golf, you must be dedicated.

Danny’s dedication to his golf teams paid off when he was awarded the Missouri State Golf Coach of the Year in 2007. But coaching was just one aspect of Danny’s well-lived life. His dedication could also be seen in his unwavering love for his wife, children and grandchildren. After retiring, Danny could finally enjoy games as a spectator and could be found religiously in the bleachers cheering on his many grandchildren and helping them hone their golf games on the links.

In 1980, after coming off a successful basketball season, Danny’s father asked him to come home to Tipton and take over the family business. Reliable and steadfast, as always, Danny took a break from his teaching and coaching career to come home to Tipton and would eventually run Danny Dick and Sons Construction Company for the next twenty years before returning to teaching and coaching.

Danny was also committed to his community. He was a longtime recreation leader for the AWANAs Youth Program and an active church member at the Tipton Community Baptist Church. He was a coach and official for the Tipton Recreational Association and was a constant presence at the Tipton Country Club, helping with youth clinics and numerous tournaments.

As the saying goes “in golf as in life, it is the follow through that makes the difference”. In every aspect of his life, Danny was dedicated and always followed through.

Lesson 3: Golf is a grind.

Famous golfer Bobby Jones said it best when he said “golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots—but you have to play the ball where it lies.” Danny was a grinder, who even when dealt a very bad break with his cancer diagnosis, very rarely complained and battled to the very end. Despite some bad breaks, Danny was still able to enjoy golf trips to Florida with his sister and the weekly foursome with his good friends Dave, Ray and Myron.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Tipton Country Club on Friday, August 21. As a precaution, there will be no indoor service. Instead we encourage people to stop in the clubhouse to pay respects to Rose then visit the remainder of the family and the memorials, which will be outdoors. As a safeguard, the family is asking that anyone who comes indoors, to please wear a face covering. The family will be available from 5:00 pm to dark, when a fireworks display in Danny’s honor will begin. The family is encouraging anyone who wants to play a final round of golf for Danny to come on out and enjoy the course.

Memorial donations can be made to the Danny Dick Memorial fund. Donations will be dispersed to the FamilieSCN2A Foundation and the Tipton Country Club for course improvements.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.


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5 pm until dark. Fireworks display.

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Friday, August 21, 2020
5:00 PM

Tipton Country Club
Hwy 50 W
Tipton, MO 65081

5 pm until dark. Fireworks display.

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