UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 06/12/18 11 REG. SESS. 11 RS BR 997
A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of David Barrow Dick.
WHEREAS, David Barrow Dick was born on February 18, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Dr. Samuel Stephens and Lucille Crouch Dick. At 18 months old, he moved with his mother to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and became a son of the Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, David Dick graduated from North Middletown High School and then entered the University of Kentucky. In 1951, he left school to serve in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Upon completing his military service, he returned to U.K. and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature; and
WHEREAS, David Dick worked as a young writer for WHAS Radio and Television in Louisville, and his fierce talent and boundless energy soon led him to CBS News. At CBS, he was assigned to the Southeast Bureau in Atlanta, and from there he became Latin American Bureau Chief in Caracas, Venezuela. He finished his career at the Southwest Bureau covering Texas, Mexico, and Central and South America; and
WHEREAS, David Dick was a fearless journalist who sought relevant news stories all over the world. He courageously reported from war zones in Beirut and El Salvador; from the scene of the massacre at Jonestown, Guyana; and from wherever people were disenfranchised or displaced; and
WHEREAS, in 1972, David Dick received television's most prestigious award, the Emmy, for a story on the attempted assassination of Governor George Wallace. Among his many accolades and commendations are a Texas Emmy for a story on Texas farmers, an honorary doctorate in the humanities from Cumberland College, the Thomas More Medallion from Thomas More College, the William T. Young Medallion for Intellectual Achievement, the Henry Clay Distinguished Kentuckian Award, the Distinguished Rural Kentuckian Award, and he shares with his wife the Kentucky Distinguished Artist Award. In 1987, he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, after his retirement from CBS, David Dick returned to his beloved alma mater and was named Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Kentucky. As a teacher, he upheld the impeccable standards he set for himself as a reporter by touching the lives and minds of a generation of Kentucky journalists; and
WHEREAS, in 1989, David Dick began writing the back-page column for Kentucky Electric Cooperatives' Kentucky Living magazine. A versatile writer and thinker, he was the author of many books ranging across a variety of genres. Much of his writing dealt with the important theme of the author's love of Kentucky, such as his classic The View from Plum Lick. He also co-authored many books with his loving wife, including Rivers of Kentucky, which was a finalist for the Southeast Book Publishers Association's Nonfiction Book of the Year in 2002; and
WHEREAS, David Dick was a compassionate family man. In 1978, he married Eulalie "Lalie" Cumbo. Lalie was the support and encouragement in Mr. Dick's life, but, like many spouses, she fails to receive the recognition she deserves for seeing him through an illustrious career; and
WHEREAS, David Dick was preceded in death by his sister, Jane D. Richard. He is survived by his wife, Lalie Cumbo Dick; his son, Lexington news anchor Samuel Stephens (Noelle) Dick II; his daughters, Deborah Ann Farr, Catherine D. (Rusty) O'Shields, Nell D. (Tim) Blankenship, and Ravy D. (John) Luschek; and eight grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, David Dick departed this earthly life on July 16, 2010, and the entire Commonwealth joins his family and friends in celebrating his accomplished life;
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
Section 1. The House of Representatives does hereby express its most profound sense of sorrow and proffers its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of David Barrow Dick.
Section 2. When the House of Representatives adjourns this day, it does so in honor and loving memory of David Barrow Dick.
Section 3. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Sam Dick, 2851 Winchester Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40509.