Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Franklin-Strickland Chapel
1724 Mccallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN
May 7, 1965 – May 20, 2020
Richard (Ricky) Eugene Bynum, 55, of Rossville, Ga. ended his battle with cancer May 20, 2020. Ricky attended Osborn and Rossville Schools, was a welder, electrician and could fix anything he came up on. He loved fishing. He gave his life to God so I can rejoice knowing he is at peace in heaven. Ricky was preceded in death by his Daddy, Bradley Wilburn Bynum, brother, Gary Lavon Bynum, grandparents, Stanley & Marvine Towe Gilbreath, William & Tommie Manning Bynum. He leaves his children Bradley, Alicia, Brandy & her husband Ira Clark, Austin, Jessica and Madison. His grandchildren Brayden, Mason, and Lewis Bynum, his Mother Patricia Gilbreath Bynum. His request was to be cremated. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit our website to share your memories: www.advantagefranklin-strickland.com
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May 25, 2020
Didn't know Rick that long, maybe five years or so. One thing I did learn from him is that he loved his kids and his family, even through troubled times. He would sacrifice a lot for them to make sure they were taken care of. Rick loved to fish and he loved to tell stories about the big ones that got away. He was a hard worker and a loving father, may he rest in peace.
May 24, 2020
He was known as Richard or Rick to many, but to me he was called Daddy. He loved us all greatly, more than we could ever know. He didn't voice every thought or feeling he had which often led to mixed up perceptions. I knew he loved me and was told so by him many times. However seeing this tattered photo of me from graduation shows more than his words ever did. A 2 year old photo worn by many a touch by his calloused hands. There is no telling how many times he's looked at that photo. I love you Daddy!!
May 24, 2020
I learned a lot from Rick the last month of his life that he spent at my home with my family and his daughter Angela, my wife. I learned about his commission to family as he told us that he was happy to get to spend his last days with his daughter and grandsons . I learned about his humility as he always thanked us for helping him with his medicine every few hours. I learned about his work ethic and his willingness to teach. He was showing me the difference in different door types the very day before he passed. Finally, I learned more about my wife's character. I watched her with him in the last hours and minutes of his life when she put on her nurse's hay and took off the daughter hat to help him with his final minutes on Earth. I would kindly ask that you return her daughter hat, so that she can proudly adorn it once more. God Bless you and your family.