History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 1996, David Dick and his wife Renita established Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We are both proud to say that our firm is not part of a corporate chain. Green Country Funeral Home is a family-owned funeral home and our family is committed to serving the other families in our community with compassion, professionalism, and excellence.

When you speak with David you are speaking with the owner, not a manager. Green Country Funeral Home provides your family with the highest level of service possible. We provide the funeral, memorial, or cremation you desire for your loved one.

Green Country Funeral Home has an on-site crematory, which guarantees that your loved one will be cared for by us, and not an out-of-town facility. Our facility offers families, and their guests, comfortable surroundings in which to gather to share memories and honor the life of their loved one.

"We provide our families with unprecedented service. No one is a number here; everyone receives individual service. We listen with our heart, ask the right questions, read between the lines – and help families to make the most suitable arrangements for their loved ones." ~ David Dick

Grandson of the late Cherokee Master artist, Cecil Dick, David has long-standing, deeply-felt ties to Tahlequah. For more than 50 years Cecil recorded Cherokee history and culture through his art. He has received almost every award possible in the Indian art world, including the Sequoyah Medal the highest honor conferred by the Cherokee Nation, presented to Cecil Dick in 1983.


Our Valued Staff

David  Dick

David Dick, Owner

David began in funeral service as a student worker while attending college. He then transferred to Central State University and completed his bachelors degree in funeral service earning his embalmers and funeral directors licenses in December ,1988. He then returned to college and earned a second bachelors degree in accounting. David is the son of Roy Dick and grandson of the late Cherokee Master artist and Master of Heritage Cecil Dick. He met Renita Reese and they were married in 1993. They have two children, David II and Joshua. Together, David and Renita opened Green Country Funeral Home in December,1996. A strong supporter of community organizations, David has served on the Board of Directors of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club, BalloonFest Committee, Kiwanis Board, and served as Kiwanis President in 1999-2000. Through Green Country Funeral Home he has supported American Legion baseball for Tahlequah Sports, Tahlequah football and basketball teams, Keys football, Cherokee County 4-H, Cherokee County Little League, Northeastern State University Foundation Scholarship, Tahlequah Police Department, Tahlequah Fraternal Order of Police, Tahlequah Round-Up ,Club, Shriners, He is a lifetime member of the NSU Alumni Association, Cherokee Nation, and a member of Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce. A member of Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association. David and his family are also members of First Baptist Church.


Renita  Dick

Renita Dick, LUTCF

A life long resident of Tahlequah, Renita was born in Mukogee, OK. She is a 1984 graduate of Tahlequah High School, and a 1988 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business Marketing. Following graduation she began her career in the Life Insurance, Annuity, and Investment business. Renita is the daughter of Jack and Lois Reese. Renita is active in the Tahlequah Community having been appointed to the First Baptist Church Finance Committee for the 2005 fiscal year, active member and past President of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Tahlequah, Director of Drills and Skills for Thrills for children K - 6th grade, serving as a coach in Boys and Girls Clubs Basketball program, Judge for NSU homecoming king and queen 2007-8 year, a Mr. NSU judge, and cheerleading judge for Stilwell. She and her sister Renda are the Sponsor of the Two Sisters Financial track Meet at Tahlequah Middle School. She is also a member of Soroptomist International. Professionally Renita is a Qualifier for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), member of Eastern Oklahoma AIFA, member of the National Association of Security Dealers (NASD), member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), member of Securities Exchange and Commission (SEC). Renita married David in 1993 and they have 2 sons: David II and Joshua.


Randy  Wagnon

Randy Wagnon

Randy is a lifetime resident of northeast Oklahoma, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and a 1975 graduate of Northeastern State University. He holds both a bachelors degree and masters degree in history education from NSU. He retired from Tahlequah Public Schools in 2006 after a thirty year teaching career. During his teaching years he taught history and other social studies classes in junior high and high school. He had a special interest in National History Day which is a contest that encourages students to research and present papers, performances, and projects on historical topics. Many of his students won local and state competitions and several competed at the national contest held each summer in Washington, D.C. He also worked as an adjunct instructor in the history department at NSU from 2003-2007 before joining the staff at Green Country Funeral Home in May of 2007. Randy and his wife Judy met while attending NSU and were married in 1975. They have twin sons, Brad and Brian. Judy retired from Grandview Elementary in 2008 after a thirty three year career in education. Randy and Judy are active members of their church and enjoy spending time with their family, including their first grandson Isaac.


Sandy  Rader

Sandy Rader

Sandy was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma but spent her childhood and early adult years living in in Northern California. She graduated from Arcata High School in 1969. After graduation she worked for the Indian Health Service in Trinidad, California as a dental receptionist. In 1985, after 32 years in Humboldt County, California, Sandy returned home to Tahlequah. Sandy is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation and was employed by them from 1986 to 1993 where she held the position of Secretary to the Superintendent at SHS. She left Sequoyah High School in 1993 and began working for Dr. Paul Rader (who she had dated for 7 years and married in October of 1993).. She was employed at his dental practice until January 2007 when she joined the staff at Green Country Funeral Home. Sandy was a member of the Local Elks Lodge where she held the offices of Leading Knight and Exhaulted Ruler. Sandy has two children, Tara and Gene. She is the proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren, Shawna, Samantha, Brandon, Bailey, Justice and Jersey and three great grandsons, Landon, Zack, and Colt.