LINTON — Vernon C. “Butch” Dicus, age 68, of Linton, passed away at 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Worthington, on Nov. 22, 1943, the son of William and Jessie America (Rawley) Dicus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Bemis in Terre Haute, after many years of service. Butch was a member of the Faithway Bible Church in Worthington.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M. (Byers) Dicus of Linton, whom he married May 27, 1992; a daughter, Carolyn (Chad) Brooks of Terre Haute; a son, Donald (Stephanie) Dicus of Terre Haute; two stepdaughters, Karen (Burl) White of Dugger and Kathy (Mark) Deal of Sullivan; a stepson, Ronald Dicus of Jasonville; a brother, Richard Dicus of Indianapolis; two sisters, Helen Fougerousse of Jasonville and Maxine Dicus of Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren including Chris Sherrow, whom gave special care to his grandfather; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe and Jack Dicus; and four sisters, Edna Basham, Pearl Dicus, Bessie Bays, and Rosalee Buckallew.
Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, with Pastor Terry Dowell officiating. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Linton American Legion Post 22. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faithway Bible Church through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at: www.welchcornett.com.