1929 – 2011
From The News & Observer, June 3, 2011:
Dick was a professional trumpet player from the age of 15 who toured with a number of big bands, most notably those of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman. He played lead
trumpet in Miller’s Orchestra under the direction of Ray McKinley, for three-and-a-half years, touring the country and performing on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” He then led the Dick Gable All-Stars, a Raleigh Dixieland jazz band, for over twenty-five years. In 1991 he was recognized by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission for extraordinary achievement in the arts.