David Eric Flick II, 44, Carmel, sailed beyond the sunset on March 1, 2019.

He was born on May 14, 1974 to David Flick and Suzanne (Estes) Lyon in Atwater, Calif.

Answering a call to service, Mr. Flick entered the United States Navy at 38 years old and continually received the highest honors and recognition for superior performance. He earned the rank of Quartermaster 1st Class Petty Officer after only a few years of service. He was awarded multiple honors and letters of commendation throughout his short but dedicated career, including six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for professional achievement and superior performance. In 2016, he was honored to be named both Naval Reserve Command Career Counselor of the Year and Regional Junior Sailor of the Year.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in the arts from Indiana University (Dean’s List) in 2014, Mr. Flick continued his education and received a master’s degree in global technology and development from Arizona State University. Through his tireless studies, he earned and achieved membership in Phi Kappa Phi Academics Honor Society and Salute Military Academic Honor Society, Alpha Tier. He was incredibly honored to be chosen as the Convocation Speaker at graduation. Mr. Flick was especially proud to lead The Cyprus Opportunity, a scalable, data-driven program addressing intergenerational education solutions within environments of conflict and disparity.

His life was guided by and dedicated to the arts. A prolific artist and musician, creativity was an integral part of his life. His creations - multiple albums, a full-length novel, paintings, sketches and poems - are just some of the cherished treasures he has left behind. He was committed to a life of service, specifically making an impact in the lives of young people. He proudly served as an Instructional Assistant in the Special Services Department at Carmel High School. His wit, curiosity, and passion will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his father, David (Nicha) Flick of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; mother, Suzanne (Alan) Lyon of Sheridan; his former wife, Carrie Hilliker and beloved daughter, Cecilia Tennyson Hilliker-Flick of Chicago; his sister, Jennifer K. (Keith) Goldman of Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif.; two step-sisters, Kim (Silas) DeVaney, and Lori (Nick) Christy both of Sheridan; his wonderful nieces, Gemma S. Goldman and Eva B. Kempf; his sweet nephew and godson George N. Kempf; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him very deeply.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents Leonard and Mary Estes and James and Corrine Flick.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd. in Westfield. Family and friends are invited to gather from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Father Derek Aaron will be officiating. Burial will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Carmel High School’s Special Services Department (https://www.ccs.k12.in.us/chs), The Musicians’ Foundation (www.musiciansfoundation.org) and Free Arts (http://www.freearts.org). Thoughts for the family may be shared at www.fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Flick Family.