E. Richard (Dick) Icker passed from this life into the arms of his loving savior, Jesus Christ at home surrounded by family on August 5, 2019 in Leesburg, Florida at the age of 81. He was born in Irvington, NJ on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1937 to Elwood William & Elinor May Icker. He was the husband of Peggy Icker. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on August 8, 2019.
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Richard graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida in 1955. He went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy Reserve for 8 years. Richard began his career as a service technician for National Cash Register Company in 1957. After training he and Peggy moved to Leesburg to raise their family. Richard was devoted to Peggy, his children and their families. His faith was very important to him. Richard was an active member of Life Church, Assembly of God. He was a Deacon, taught Sunday School and lead the Men’s Ministry for many years. In his spare time, he was a mechanic and enjoyed drag racing. Richard was a man of many talents. There was not a problem he could not solve. He retired from NCR after 36 years of service. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, racing and spending time with family and friends.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Peggy and their children Suzette (Philip) Dunn, Nanette (Clifford) Matthews, Paul Icker, Juliette (Danny) Townsend, David, Troy & Joy Icker; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, sisters: Gwendolyn Jeane, Evelyn (Del) Bray, Lynn Wilson, a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ralph Icker and brother in law, Milford Jeane.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with memorial service immediately following, at Life Church, 04001 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park, Florida 34731
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Richard’s memory can be made to Life Church, designate in memo “Men’s Ministry”.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.BeyersFuneralHome.com