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John Claude Klick, age 93, passed away on May 15, 2022 after leading a full life. Known to friends and family as J.C., he was born on June 7, 1928 in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Carl and Thadra Klick. While J.C. was young, his family moved to Oklahoma City, where they resided for much of his early life. J.C.'s father, Carl Klick, was born in Oklahoma Territory and J.C.'s grandparents made the run into Oklahoma in 1889. In 1946 after high school graduation, J.C. and a few friends decided to join the Army. WWII was over but the occupation forces were needed for both Germany and Japan. After time in the Army, they would go to college on the government GI benefits. And that is what J.C. did. He went to OU-Oklahoma University to study accounting and was in the Lambda Chi fraternity. He also spent two years in ROTC officer training. During Sorority/Fraternity events he met Alyce, they married in 1951, and were blessed with two daughters, Cookie and Karen whom they loved very much. Alyce stayed state side and J.C. enlisted again in 1952 for the Korean War, this time as an officer. J.C. enjoyed volunteering. He was involved in both Central Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City and Union Congregational Church in Crested Butte. As part of Central Presbyterian's community outreach, they sponsored an orphanage. While his children were in grade school, J.C. made the decision to host some of the orphans in his home for a week in the summer. J.C., on a trip to the orphanage, discovered the children there didn't have bicycles. When he returned home, J.C. decided to open his garage and asked people to donate bicycles for the orphans. Together with other volunteers, they rebuilt and donated about 100 bikes to the orphanage. J.C. also volunteered with the church's youth group ski trips and was an officer in the OKC ski club. When they moved to Crested Butte, Colorado in 1979 J.C. enjoyed snow skiing and hiking. Both J.C. and Alyce liked the friendly small-town feel, mountains, beautiful scenery, wildflowers, wild berries, and all the family and friends that came to visit. After Crested Butte, J.C. and Alyce moved to Allen, Texas to be closer to medical care and the grandchildren. Together, they watched the grandchildren grow. Professionally, J.C. worked in accounting as an assistant controller in Oklahoma City and later got into real estate obtaining his license while in Crested Butte, Colorado. But he always found it rewarding to volunteer with places like the suicide prevention hotline, Allen Presbyterian Hospital, and the Morten H. Meyerson symphony in Dallas for many years. He also very much enjoyed when he got to hear the symphony too. J.C. enjoyed the yearly family Thanksgivings where the extended Klick side came together for fun and food. And on the Lawrence side he babysat his nephews, drove his mother-in-law to Buffalo, New York for a grandson's graduation, and enjoyed being with Clark and LuAnn Lawrence who were also OU alumni. J.C. enjoyed playing dominos, "chicken foot" as well as Farkel, a dice game. J.C. also liked growing strawberries and tomatoes. He had a passion for growing beautiful lawns, so much so that he was asked to scrape the top off and sell it several times. His grass was always very soft and looked fabulous. Preceding him in death are his parents: wife Alyce of 67 years, sisters Carol Lindsay and JoAnn Ritchey. Survived by his daughters Cookie (Thadra) of Plano and Karen of Denver, his grandson Jamie Teeter of Tulsa and granddaughter Lorraine Teeter of Dallas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013, Exit 38A Ridgeview Drive and Hwy 75. The service will also be live streamed at on John's obituary page by clicking on the following link: . After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. There will be a reception following at Harbor Chase Assisted Living at 265 Plateau Drive, McKinney, Texas 75069. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking instead to consider a donation to the Dallas honor flight . This is an organization for veterans of WWII to fly to Washington D.C. and visit the memorials and also be honored for their service. J.C. was fortunate to be able to attend the Honor flight.