Dr. Richard Lee Amick

Born: Tue., Jun. 14, 1932
Died: Thu., May 17, 2018


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., May 22, 2018
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., May 22, 2018

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Dr. Richard Lee “Doc” Amick, 85, of Cambridge City passed away on Thursday, May 17. 2018.


Doc was born in Glenwood, IN on June 14, 1932. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1951. Following graduation he married his wife of 66 years, Sharlee Voiles on November 30, 1951 before leaving to join the U.S. Navy and served our country for over four years, including service in the Korean War. They had two sons together, Richard Kris (Rick) Amick and Michael Loren (Mike) Amick. He also went on to receive a Bachelors degree, Masters degree and Ph.D in education administration from Ball State University. He started his education career at Yorktown High School, first as an art teacher and then as Assistant Principal. He was also the Head Track and Field coach while at Yorktown. Doc then came to Cambridge City, IN where he served as Superintendent for many years and then went to Liberty Perry Schools and served as Superintendent before retiring in 1999. He stayed active in the Cambridge City area, serving on the Western Wayne School Board, as a mentor to students, Evening Kiwanis Club, and was a regular attendee of Lincoln High School sporting events. In his spare time he loved fishing, bird watching, travel, conversation and going to Cutshaw’s Market.


He is survived by his wife, Sharlee (Voiles) Amick; a son, Michael (Teresa) Amick; and a granddaughter, Emily Amick; a brother, William (Beverly) Amick; and two nieces.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Richard K. Amick in 2008.


Friends may gather from 10;00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Pastor Max Milton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.


Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 238 W. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327

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Judy Godfrey
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. Sincerely, Judy Godfrey, former Art Teacher at Western Wayne.

Billie Sommers
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Dr. Amick was superintendent at Liberty - Perry schools when I met him. He hired me as a temporary school nurse during the current school nurse's leave of absence. When she decided not to return I applied and he hired me full time. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was a special man. May happy memories bring you comfort.

Connie Heilman Haecker
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
Praying for peace and comfort to all family members and friends. I knew Mr. Amick from Yorktown High School, class of 1967. He was a good, kind man. RIP.

judie and steve henderson
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
steve and I are so sad to hear of mr amicks passing. He was steve track coach and he thought the world of him. How we would have loved to just talk to him one more time. A very special teacher from our high school year at yorktown. Just so loved by many!!! Many memories and special thoughts are with you all.

Don Hinton
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
From my family to yours, our deepest condolences. I am here if you need anything.

Jan Mooty
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Amick family.

I always enjoyed working with Dr. Amick in the Superintendent's office at WWS.

Dick Morrison
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
Condolences to Shar and family. Dick was a good Supt, a good man and we shared a lot of humor.

Bob & Ann Mann and Family
   Posted Tue May 22, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Doc. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed being around him and your family. Many good times remembered since meeting you all back in the early 70's.


Bob and Ann

Phyllis Mattheis
   Posted Tue May 22, 2018
Dear Char and family,
Sorry we couldn't be there today. We always enjoyed chatting with you two, and we think of the good time Dick had at Rick Coleman's art exhibit in Connersville. So many friends.
We will be missing him....and thinking of you.
Jerry and Phyllis

Verne Clingenpeel
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Unable to attend services. I greatly appreciate Doc's impact on our schools and community. Enjoyed our conversations. My sympathies.

Sandy Black
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Remembering Dr. Amick fondly, sending up prayers to the family at this difficult time.

Jim Stizza
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Chief so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do please feel free to let me know. Our best thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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