HUTCHINSON — Dennis D. Messick, 66, passed away on April 11, 2017, at Diversicare of Hutchinson. Born on Oct. 22, 1950, in Sterling, he was the son of Orie and Mary Lois (Ruddell) Messick. On Dec. 23, 1978, he married Kristin Stockstill of in Geneseo. He was a longtime Hutchinson resident formerly of Chase, Lyons, and Katy, Texas. He graduated from Emporia State and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
He was as a teacher, Realtor and furniture retailer. He taught middle school math and coached at Emporia and previously worked as a pipleline engineer for Conoco in Katy, Texas. In addition he was owner of Kimple Furniture in Lyons. Later he worked as a Realtor at Coldwell-Banker in Hutchinson. Mr. Messick conducted continuing education classes in real estate throughout the Midwest and also taught real estate classes at Hutchinson Community College.
He was also an avid golfer.
Survivors include a son, Price Messick of Astoria, N.Y.; a brother, Larry Messick of Boca Raton, Fla.; and a sister, Linda Kimple of Ellinwood.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Boys & Girls Club of Hutchinson in care of Minnis Chapel.
Funeral arrangements provided by
P.O. Box 246; 113 N. Main
Ellinwood, KS 67526
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 16, 2017