Wiley Dimick Jr.

Wiley “Shorty” Elvin Dimick Jr., 97, of Sweet Home died Dec. 13, 2021.

He was born April 2, 1924, in Aurora to Wiley Elvin Sr. and May (Yoder) Dimick.

Mr. Dimick served in the United States Navy on the USS Haggard (DD-555) destroyer in World War II.

He lived in Oregon his entire life. He had a long logging career. After he was done as a logger, he went to work in Alaska on tugboats, bringing logs from Anchorage, Alaska, to Coos Bay.

Mr. Dimick loved playing cards with the family every week. He enjoyed major league baseball and making bets with the family on the World Series. When not watching sports and playing cards, he loved to read and listen to old classic country music.

He looked forward to the grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ visits from Montana and Idaho.

Mr. Dimick is survived by his daughters, Karen and son-in-law Dave Van Epps, and Kim Dimick; sons Scott and daughter-in-law Lisa Dimick, and Tony Dimick; brother Dick Dimick; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; sons Joseph, Michael and Jeffery; daughter Ginger; parents Wiley and May Dimick; brothers Bill, George, Chauncy, Rex “Scotty” and Harry; and sisters Dorothy, Mary and Betty.

A graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.