Dick Best

Born: Fri., Jan. 17, 1947
Died: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 24, 2017


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Dick Best, 70, of Hagerstown, IN passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

 

He was born on January 17, 1947 in Columbus, IN to George W. and Georgia Mae Foist Best. Dick was a 1965 graduate of Burney High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1969. He was a member of Hagerstown Optimist Club, John Purdue Club, and Nettle Creek Card Club. He retired on 12/31/2016 after 29 years as County Executive Director of Wayne County Farm Service Agency. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

 

Survivors include his wife of 29 years Nancy J. Best; children David (Traci) Best, Tracey (Travis) Range, Jason (Kristen) Ward and James (Afton) Ward; 12 grandchildlren; brother Tom Best; and nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with  Gordon Mehaffey officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown. Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and also from 10:00 am until start of services at 11:00 am on Thursday.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Optimist Club.

 

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Brenda Minix
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. What a great guy!! My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Deborah L Daivs
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Nancy I am so sorry for your lose. Please know your prayers are with you and your family.

Kay Sowder
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Nancy and family, we are extremely sorry for your loss. God Bless and Keep you.

Mary Morgan
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
My prayers and condolences go to you and your family. God Bless!

Donna Smith
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Nancy, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this tumultuous time. During this time, remember the warmth of our loving Saviour is only a prayer away. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead.

Sincerely,
Donna Smith
DAFO

Michelle Howell
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Someone so special can never be forgotten. Dick was a very special man. He never knew a stranger and said what was on his mind. My deepest sympathy at this difficult time of sorrow.

Rock Fisher
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Westlane neighbors. Fishers, Smith/Howe, Morris and Williams.

With Deepest Sympathy. Your Westlane neighbors: Rocky & Lanell Fisher, Bill Smith & Debi Howe, Jay & Sandy Morris and Jerry & Joni Williams


Don Villwock
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
My heart goes out to the whole family. I considered Dick to be one of my most trusted CEDs. He was "Mr. Common Sense" and a true servant leader to the farmers in his county.

I pray your fond memories soon replace your sorrow.

My apologies for not being there. Joyce and I are leaving tomorrow for a reunion of the Reagan/Bush SEDs. Please know I am there in spirit.

Don Villwock

Caitlin Cloherty
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017

CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent by Dataxstream.


Patrick Spaldng
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Nancy, I very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat

Patrick Spalding
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Patrick Spalding Family.


Kathy Fears
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Praying you feel God's loving arms enfolding you and carrying you through this time, and that you find peace and joy in your memories.

J. Latrice Hill
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Nancy & Family,

My sincerest condolences in the passing of your loved one. Matthew 5:4 says "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." May God's promise of grace and love surround you and the family during this difficult trial. God bless you all.

J. Latrice Hill
Alexandria, VA

Barbara Remley
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017

MIXED FRUIT BASKET was sent by Remleys: Bill Barbara Mike Rob Autumn Iris.

Our Condolences, The Remleys Bill & Barbara Mike Rob, Autumn & Iris


Diana Brown
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Nancy, sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Condolences to you and your family. I know he will be missed by all that knew him.

Sharon Zapata
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Nancy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.