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Redington Funeral Home

5 Park Street, Waterville, ME

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Larry Wayne Ricker

17 février , 19514 février , 2019

Larry Ricker, 68

Vassalboro – Larry Wayne Ricker, 68, of Vassalboro died unexpectedly on Monday February 4, 2019 at his home. He was born in Skowhegan on January 17, 1951, a son of Lucille (Burns) and Clarence Ricker. His father died when he was two; however Lucille would marry Forrest Pinkham, a man who had what it took to be a Dad to her children. Larry graduated from Anson Academy, Class of 1969. He enlisted in the US Army, saw action in Vietnam and was awarded the Air Medal for outstanding and meritorious achievement during flight operations. He was a member of American Legion Post # 179 in South China.

In 1986 Larry had the good fortune to marry Carolyn Tobey and found in her his soulmate. Throughout their 32 year marriage Larry could make Carolyn smile and laugh. Over the years Larry worked as a machinist and mechanic; was a trucker with C&L Ricker Trucking; worked for Statler Tissue; Dan’s Used Cars; R&K Auto and Charlie Jenes or was self-employed. He also built four race cars; his most recent being #60 which Caleb Willette has been driving for the past eight years. He was a member of the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association.

Larry loved hunting (among his trophies a moose weighing over 800 pounds), fishing, snowmobiling, camping, four wheeling and traveling. He had a spontaneous spirit and was always ready to go anywhere, anytime. Trips to New Zealand, Germany, Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone, the Redwood Forest, PEI, Lake Ontario and Cape Breton are just a few cherished memories. He was known for his “heart of gold” that was always ready to help anyone in need. Add to that his easy going personality, his fondness for being a jokester, love of country music and being able to play guitar and set up impromptu “picking parties” – these all point to a man who was easily and greatly loved by all who knew him.

Larry is survived by his wife Carolyn; his brother Wendell Ricker and his wife Linda; his brother Alan Pinkham and his wife Gayle; his brother-in-law Paul Granberg; his nieces: Angela, Tammy and Sherri-Ann; his nephews: Ron, Andrew, Chad, Chris and Jeff; as well as many, many special friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Patricia Granberg.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday May 18, 2019 at Branch Mills Cemetery, Branch Mills Road, China, Maine. Please visit www.redingtonfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Larry’s family.

Services

  • Graveside Service samedi, 18 mai , 2019

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Marion Woodbury

7 février , 2019

Dear Carolyn and Family, I didn't know Larry all that well, but Know he made Carolyn happy, and together they did so well. We send our sincere condolences to you, and wish there was some way to just give you a loving hug. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Marion,Bob, and Linda Woodbury and Carl Sheesley

Valerie Burbank

7 février , 2019

Larry,
I have known you since childhood. You were like my second brother. My Mom and Dad loved you as such. My Dad said just yesterday, you were one of his "boys".

Words will never say how much you meant to our family. You have always been there in good times, bad times, and some very sad times.

I pray Mom met you at the gate and you are resting easy.

I will miss that voice and smile and my hugs.

Love always,

Val

Sue Molley(Young)

7 février , 2019

Ricker family;
I am truly sad. So sorry for your loss . My friend since we were kids and maintained that friendship throughout our lives. He showed up in my life at some very important chapters and please know that is always what he said about his wife! Always a quick smile and a joke. I’ll never forget you!
Sue (Young) Molley

Dodie Mathieu

7 février , 2019

Larry was such a wonderful person. It was always fun when they would all come camping at the house. We are honored to have known him.

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