|David Amick Jr., age 65 of RR St. Augustine, was promoted to Glory at 11:11 am Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg.
He was born on August 8, 1946 in Hutchison, Kansas, the son of David D. and Flossie Jean (Mathews) Amick, Sr. He married Sharon Lee Wall on August 10, 1968 in Sterling, Illinois. She survives.
He is also survived by eleven sons, David D. (and Laura) Amick III, Jason (and Jeannette) Amick, Albert (and Eileen) Darisse, William (and Amy) Janis, James Amick, Shane (and Rose) Amick, Ronald (and Bridgette) Amick, Josh D. Amick, Josh P. Amick, Anthony Amick and Jeremy Amick; three daughters, Kim (and Rick) Ray, Brandi Reed and Katie Amick; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, James (and Diana) Amick and Sam (and Chris) Amick; one sister, Debra (and Roland) McCluer.
He graduated from Kankakee High School in 1965 and from the Salvation Army officers training in 1968. He served as an officer in the Salvation Army for 15 years, was a counselor at the Adult Rehabilitation Center for the Salvation Army for 6 years and then served as the pastor of the Nazarene Churches in Peoria for 2 years and Abingdon for 10 years. During his life he had lived in the following communities, Petosky, Alma, Michigan, Kewanee, Rockford, Pekin, Abingdon, Dodge City, El Dorado, Kansas, Chicago Heights and at rural St. Augustine.
He was a member of the Salvation Army Church. He also had belonged to several service clubs, loved to read, play his brass horns and guitar, fish, watch John Wayne movies and spend time with his family. He loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart and put Him first in all he did.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, November 7, 2011 at The Salvation Army Church, 510 N. Kellogg St., in Galesburg. Captains Rick Ray and Jim Brickson will officiate. The family would encourage the wearing of hats to the service. Cremation will be accorded following the service. The family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church following the service. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.