Mr. Richard “Rick” Christopher Orlick, 82, of Ridgeland SC, passed away on August 13, 2020. He was born in Ludlow MA. On November 09, 1937 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Katherine Anthony Orlick.
After high school Rick joined the US Marine Corps. When his duty to the Corps was completed, he went to work for UPS. After 27 years of service, he retired from UPS as an over the road truck driver. He was a faithful member of Tillman Baptist Church, enjoyed singing in the choir, and was always willing to volunteer around the church. Rick enjoyed road trips to his favorite locations, Biloxi MS, and Cherokee NC to visit the casinos. When he was home, he would be gardening, visiting with his best friend Donnie, who was like a brother, and just enjoying “Southern Living”. Being a notorious prankster, he kept his family and friends wondering what he would do next. His love for the Marine Corps was evident through his years of raising money for the Yemassee SC train depot recruit reunion.
Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Richard Orlick, Jr., Robert Orlick, two daughters, Elizabeth Impionbato (Sam), Carolyn Orlick (Charles Clogston), two grandchildren, Samantha and Rebecca Impionbato. He was predeceased by his life partner/companion, Janet Claire.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 11:00 am, at Tillman Baptist Church, 66 Cotton Hill Road, Tillman SC 29943. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery-Agawam, in Agawam MA.
Memorial donations may be made to the church’s general fund in Ricks memory, to Tillman Baptist Church, PO box 156, Tillman SC 29943.
All those attending the service are asked to practice the CDC guidelines for social distancing and face covering.
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