John Richard “Dick” Lintz, 85, of Newburgh, formally of Fort Branch, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.

Born  Aug. 22 1924 in Fort Branch, he was the son of Oscar and Elizabeth (Durham) Lintz.

Dick was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Texas. He was a WW II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service. He was a life member of Fort Branch VFW Post 2714, and the Newburgh American Legion Post 44. He was a member of the Fort Branch Masonic Lodge 696, The Evansvile Scottish Rite, and was a former member of the Hadi Shrine.

Survivors include his second wife of seven years, Billie (Merritt) Lintz; daughter, LaRaye (Dennis) Higgs of Newburgh; son, Roger Lintz of Austin, Texas;  two stepsons, Curtis (JIll) Barnes of Newburgh, Donald (Barbara) Barnes of Newburgh; sister, Irma DeBeck of Sarasota, Fla;. three grandchildren, Wade (Julie) Lintz, Molly Lintz of Austin, Texas,  Darren (Sara) Higgs of Evansville; six step-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife of 55 years, Mayella (Sides) Lintz in November 2001.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at  Stodghill Funeral Home located on Ind. 168 West in Fort Branch with Dr. James Cramer will officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery with military services conducted at the graveside by the Newburgh American Legion Post 44.

Vistation will be 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 4:00 at the funeral home, where a masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Fort Branch Masonic Lodge 696.