Joseph John Plick

August 24, 1923 - November 30, 2011
Joseph John Plick

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Joseph John Plick, 88, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation following a period of declining health. He was born August 24, 1923 in Bound Brook, New Jersey. He joined the United States Navy in 1942, and served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Boxer, during the Second World War.

Joe came to Hendersonville in 1948 to pursue his passion for baseball and played first base for the old Hendersonville Skylarks. He also played for the Gastonia Browns and the Newton-Conover Twins during his minor league career.

After Joe’s minor league career ended he continued to play for several years in the Western North Carolina Industrial League. He worked at the Ecusta paper mill in Pisgah Forest until his retirement in 1984. During his retirement he enjoyed traveling around the country, tending to his garden, reading the newspapers, and watching most sporting events. He loved being around family and friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty years, Earleen G. Plick. Survivors include two sons, Joseph J. Plick, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, James Plick of Hendersonville; a sister, Anna Stig of Somerset, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

A “Celebration of Life” for Joe will be announced at a later date.

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  • December 02, 2011
    Michael Edney says:
    Thinking about you guys - God Bless !!

  • December 04, 2011
    Roger Cunningham says:
    Joe, you were a father to all of us, and a bright shining personality who lit up every single path of life you walked. I loved your workshop, your beer, and your excitement for being with family and friends. You have left a wonderful legacy. Thank you.

  • December 04, 2011
    James R. Wright says:
    Great, good friend. Will be missed but remembered fondly.

  • December 04, 2011
    Gina says:
    Thinking of you and praying for peace.

  • December 04, 2011
    Lucy Hodge says:
    Dear Jim, You are in my prayers as you go through this stress. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Lucy