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Richard Rast "Dick" Morey
September 25, 1929 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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The loving husband of Gene E Morey; Caring father of Scott and wife,Nancy, Dana and wife, Karman, Jay and wife, Carol, Bill and his late husband Chris Tisone; Adored grandfather of Alex (Christina), Reese (Sarah), Lily (Nick), Drake and Jason (Savannah); great grandfather of Christian, Genevieve, Olivia, Gabrielle, Nathaniel, and one more on the way; Son of the late Bill Morey & the late Ola Morey and fond uncle of many nieces & nephews.
Richard Rast Morey who was affectionately known as Dick, was born in 1929, during the start of the Great Depression.
Dick graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Immediately he joined the army to support the war effort in Korea. During his time in the army, he played a pivotal role in the development of a top-secret program aimed at creating a nuclear cannon.
After his service, Dick joined his father in the Morey Corporation. He worked tirelessly, often putting in long weeks to save the company. His perseverance and hard work led to the company's success, which is now celebrating its 90th year in business.
Throughout his entire life The Morey Corporation continued to hold a special place in Dick’s heart and he counted every employee past and present as family.
But Dick's greatest love story was with his wife, Gene. Dick cherished his wife as much as any man ever has.
Dick was a brilliant, yet humble man. He had a genuine love for people and was seen as a father figure by countless men and women across the country. He was a great golfer, shooting a hole-in-one on four occasions, was given Top Secret intelligence clearance and achieved Marksman honors with a rifle, never firing a gun again after leaving the service.
Dick loved Jesus Christ and was continually filled with gratitude and amazement at God's tender care and boundless generosity towards him and his family. Now, he has peacefully entered heaven with his Savior and loved ones who went before him.
If Dick's life message could be summed up in a sentence it would undoubtedly be an encouragement to "Love everyone, love God above all else, and have a little fun every day."
Visitation for Richard will take place on Tuesday December 19th from 3 PM until 7 PM at Leonard, Funeral Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn.