CONCORD Mr. Richard "Dick" E. Flory, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at St. Andrews Living Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Wilkinson Funeral Home, with Pastor David Snow officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 1 p.m., at Salisbury National Cemetery. No formal visitation will be held. Mr. Flory was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Sullivan County, Ind., a son of the late James Ivan and Winnie McCain Flory. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Florene Wells Flory, in 2017, and was the last survivor of eight children. Dick proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean conflict, and was a graduate of Perdue University. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Valerie Schiele and husband, Brian, Sheryl Costillo and husband, Oscar, and Donna Faust; grandchildren, Jimmy and Michael Faust, Aaron, Jon and Joshua Gould; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Andrews Living Center, 246 W Cabarrus Ave., Concord, NC 28025; to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, P.O. Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247; or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the Flory family.
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