Jimmy Lee Dick


A Celebration of Life for Jimmy Lee Dick, 71, Lawrence will be held at a later date.

Jimmy passed away on January 16, 2022, at his home in Lawrence from Cancer.

Jimmy was born on September 6, 1950, in Topeka, KS the son of James and Dorothy (Viles) Dick.

He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, KS.

He worked for 47 years as a fire equipment service technician.

Jimmy was a great fisherman and enjoyed hot rods.

He married Velda Pierson on December 14, 1968, in Lawrence, KS. They were married for 53 years; she survives of the home with their three dogs.

The family suggests memorials in Jimmy’s name to Lawrence Humane Society or to the VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary 120 w. 13th St. Lawrence, KS  66044.

20 Condolences

  1. Mary Higgins on January 17, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Velda , I am so very sorry for the loss of Jimmy. May he Rest peacefully .

  2. Cathy & Don Nunley on January 18, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Velda, we’re so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking with you. Jimmy was one of the good guys who left way too early. He had a great smile and was always ready to help with anything (because he could do just about everything!) He was a good friend and will be missed. May he finally rest in peace.

  3. Mary C Moore on January 18, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Velda, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s loss. There are not any comforting words that I can say to make it better, but just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure the little dogs will be a great comfort to you. I know that mine are to me.

  4. Bob Howard on January 18, 2022 at 11:09 am

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I worked with Jim on a weekly basis for several years when he was servicing the fire equipment at FMC. He was always very friendly and had time to visit and enjoy life , he will be missed.

  5. LaVella Longmire on January 18, 2022 at 11:36 am

    My heart is very heavy for you, Velda. Jimmy was such a great guy and will be missed very dearly.

  6. Greg, Julie, Justin & Megan Girard on January 18, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He was such a special guy with a big heart. Please know that we are thinking of you and wishing you peace during this difficult time.

  7. Gene and Shirley Trybom on January 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Velda, we are so sorry for your loss, Jimmy was a very special person. He will be missed.

  8. John & Vicky Carlson on January 18, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Velda, there are no words that can take away the heaviness your heart is feeling now. Jimmy was Johns best friend and I loved him with my whole heart. He was such a great guy, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t or wouldn’t do for anyone. He truly loved you and you could see it with everything he did. He left this earth way to soon. Our heart breaks for you. We love you and hold you dear.

  9. Mark Stimpson on January 18, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Oh my friend….what times we had over the years first, at E-Kan Fire then later at Cintas. I will never forget some of the Christmas parties with you and Velda and the gang. Gonna miss you, bud.

  10. Lynn Metzger on January 19, 2022 at 6:32 am

    So sorry to hear about Jim Velda. Susan and I send our condolences.

  11. Steve Cummings on January 19, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Sorry to hear about Jimmy. I always enjoyed talking to him about his hotrod. He was so proud of it and you two looked like you were having so much fun crusing in it.

  12. Virginia and John Sayler on January 19, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Velda, Virginia and I were totally shocked and saddened to learn of Jimmy’s death. We will miss him and always enjoyed knowing him and your folks being our neighbor.

  13. Mike case on January 19, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Velda so sorry for your loss of Jimmy’

  14. Ginger and Steve Wingert on January 19, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Steve and I are so sad to hear of Jimmy’s illness and passing. We are fairly new friends but have known who the two of you were for years, sharing close friends. We had so much fun in Mexico with you guys. Jimmy showed how much he loved you and life. He was a happy pleasant person to be with. I wish I could say more to help with your loss. He is in our hearts forever. I will keep you in my prayers that God will comfort you and be by your side forever. Love Ginger and Steve

  15. Randy Hall on January 19, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Randy Hall
    Sorry two here of your loss,may your memory’s help you find peace.

  16. Joyce Cromwell on January 19, 2022 at 8:02 pm


    So sorry to hear about Jimmy, he was a great guy, hadn’t seen him in years. Thoughts and prayers!

  17. Lynn Saunders on January 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Velda, my heart breaks for you. You and Jimmy were such a great couple. You were clearly the center of his world. Jimmy was the kind of man we need more of: so kind to others and helpful.
    I hope your happy memories will help sustain you at this time. ❤

  18. Zee Button on January 21, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Jimmy. I always enjoyed our time on the July 4th holiday at Tom and Carol’s. You are in my thoughts and prayers Velda. May all your good memories of Jimmy and you give you comfort.

  19. Mike Rafferty on January 25, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Dear Velda,
    Gary Grunewald informed me of Jimmy’s recent passing and asked that I pass on his sincere condolences along with mine. Jimmy was so fortunate to have your love and companionship for so many years. We both hope that the many wonderful memories together will sustain you through this difficult time.
    Sincerest wishes

  20. Leland on February 2, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Velda sorry for your loss, Jimmy was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Lots of good times and memories. Leland & Janelle

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