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In Memory of

Richard Worth Cline

May 30, 1924 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Richard (Dick) Cline passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1924 in Houston, Texas, to Worth and Elizabeth (Spaw) Cline. He moved to Corpus Christi as a child, and established his permanent home there as an adult.



Richard served in the Merchant Marine in WWII, and as an Army Paratrooper in the South Pacific. After he returned home, he began his lifelong career as an electrician. He primarily focused on international projects, which took him and his family many places around the world. He was...

Richard (Dick) Cline passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1924 in Houston, Texas, to Worth and Elizabeth (Spaw) Cline. He moved to Corpus Christi as a child, and established his permanent home there as an adult.



Richard served in the Merchant Marine in WWII, and as an Army Paratrooper in the South Pacific. After he returned home, he began his lifelong career as an electrician. He primarily focused on international projects, which took him and his family many places around the world. He was a member of the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for the past 71 years.



Richard married Allene Roberta Phillips on February 18, 1949. They had been married for 56 years at the time of her death in January 2006. They had one son, Dana Worth Cline.



Richard was a founding member of the Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society and enjoyed hunting for, collecting and polishing gems and minerals. He remained active with the Society until the time of his death.



Richard is survived by his son Dana and daughter-in-law Theresa; his four grandchildren - Travis, Ryan, Melissa, and Victoria; and his great-grandson Cylus. He is also survived by his brother John. He was preceded in death by his wife, his sister Mildred Elene, and his brothers Daniel and Michael.



A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Gem and Mineral Society’s scholarship fund at gcgms.org.