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“Dad, just wanted to let you know it was my honor to take care of you. I miss you so much. Love you always. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Staples - Mesa, AZ

“We will miss Jack. We enjoyed our visits with Jack and Mary Lou and family in Battle Creek, Minneapolis and Mesa. Jack loved to tell us stories...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Judi & Russ Bird - Brookhaven, NY

“Jack will surely be missed by everyone who has crossed his path.. Our deepest Sympathy to his family ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Russell & Judith Bauer - MN

“Jack was a big part of the Crescent Run community. Always had a kind word and a smile. There is a special Angel watching over his family. Rest in...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dave & Vicki Jackson - Mesa, AZ


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Living courageously with cancer for nearly 4 years, Jack Thomas Lick, age 79, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Jack was born in Tutwiler, MS in 1937 and is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Jack and his wife, Mary Lou, raised their family in Santa Anna, CA, Battle Creek, MI, Memphis, TN and Brooklyn Park, MN. Jack became involved in union work with his position at Ralston Purina and retired as a Vice President from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union. After retiring, Jack and Mary Lou became avid snowbirds and eventual residents of Mesa, AZ.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Bird) Lick. He is survived by his children, Carol Staples, Jeff Lick and Jennifer (Jason) Whittemore; grandchildren, Shana Munoz and Thom (Ashley) Staples; great-grandchild, Marley Munoz; siblings, Sue (Rex) Owens and Iris DeShon; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear family and friends around the United States.

Funeral services to celebrate Jack's life will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2018 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek, where an invitation from the family requests gathering to reconnect and reminisce over coffee and donuts starting at 9:30am until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that sympathy be expressed in honor of Jack T. Lick to Disabled Veterans of America, www.dav.org or Hospice of the Valley, www.hov.org. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

Upcoming Funeral Services

Monday, May 21
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Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave. N.E. Battle Creek, , MI 49017
(269) 962-5527


Monday, May 21
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM    3669786 3766472 20180521T093000 20180521T110000

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave. N.E. Battle Creek, , MI 49017
(269) 962-5527



Monday, May 21
12:00 PM    3669788 3766473 20180521T120000

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta, MI 49012