From the LPJ publisher and staff:
Our hearts here at the Lincoln Parish Journal are heavy with the passing of Dick Christian. Dick was not only an ads sales representative for the LPJ, but more importantly, he was a great friend to us.
Dick passed away last week, and we are saddened for his wife, children and grandchildren. Not a conversation went by at LPJ without him mentioning them in an anecdote or telling what they had done together the previous weekend. Dick loved his family. In journalism, we are taught to “show, don’t tell,” and Dick showed us all how much he loved them.
We were grateful for the few months Dick was able to spend on LPJ’s staff, and we are thankful for the friendships and connections he made in our community – both personally and professionally.
Dick was a natural salesman, and we know that many in our area will miss his easy-going spirit, his bright smile and his cheerful demeanor. Thank you to all the businesses in this parish who not only supported LPJ with their ads, but who supported Dick as well. Lincoln Parish is a close-knit community, and this loss is felt by all of us who knew him.
For LeMoyne, his children and grandchildren – we are here for you. We are heartbroken for your loss, but your LPJ community cares for you and is lifting you up during this time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Burkhalter Chapel, Ruston, Louisiana. A service officiated by Rev. Doug De Graffenried will begin at 12:30 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Burkhalter Chapel and immediately following will be a graveside service and burial at the Cook Cemetery.
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