Richard Flint, of Niles

Published 9:17 am Friday, April 18, 2014

June 18, 1937 — April 16, 2014

Richard D. Flint, 76, of Niles, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Niles to the late Walter C. and Velma (Harris) Flint.

Dick graduated from Niles High School class of 1957. On May 3, 1962 he married Joyce Mitchell at a ceremony in Niles. He worked for over 10 years at Tyler Refrigeration and retired from National Standard following many years of service. Many will also remember being greeted by Dick at the State of Michigan Licensing, where he worked as a security guard. He was a member of Calvin Community Chapel and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Richard Flint

Richard Flint

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Dick is survived by his wife Joyce Flint of Niles, three sons; Brian Flint of Niles, Douglas Flint of Cassopolis and Craig Flint of Niles, three grandchildren; Brian Jr., Danielle and Ryan, six great-grandchildren, two sisters Beverly Austin of Niles and Sharon (Nelson) Hill of Nottawa, Mich., two brothers Eugene (Lois) Flint of Alabama and Jerry Flint of Niles as well as many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Dick’s wishes, cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to Hospice at Home, Inc. 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.