SEPTEMBER 15, 1957 – 25 year-old Country music legend Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) married 23 year-old linotype operator Charles Dick in Winchester, Virginia. Together they had two children, Julie Simadore (b. 1958) and Allen Randolf “Randy” Dick (b. 1961).Patsy was previously married to Gerald Cline between 1953 and 1957.
Until his death on November 8, 2015, Dick resided in Nashville, producing documentaries on Cline and attending fan functions after her death at age 30 on March 5, 1963 in an airplane crash that also killed Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas. In 1965, he married singer Jamey Ryan, who signed a brief contract with Columbia Records before giving birth to a son.
They divorced in the early 1970s. In the film “Sweet Dreams” Ryan provided the vocals for one song, “Blue Christmas,” a tune Cline never recorded.Cline’s daughter Julie has four children. One, Virginia, named for Cline, was killed in an automobile accident in 1994. Six grandchildren survive. Their daughter Julie continues to represent Cline’s estate at public functions, while her brother Randy steered clear of publicity. He became a drummer for a band in his home town of Nashville.