Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

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Robert Eugene RICKER Jr.

July 3, 1955July 27, 2020

Robert Eugene RICKER was born on July 3, 1955 and passed away on July 27, 2020 and is under the care of Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home.

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Robert Eugene RICKER Jr.

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Joe Carr

August 2, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to Pam, Lucy, Bruce, Brent and the entire family. Bob was a childhood friend and I cherish many memories with Bob. I recall naming the band, "The Era of Good Feeling", playing basketball with him, staying over night with their family in the winter with no heat upstairs and a broken window. I was recently able to reminisce with him on-line about those days and I am so thankful I was able to do so. Bob was a very special guy and I feel a loss even though I had limited contact over the years. Everyone from Mt. Ayr, Iowa of a certain age knows who "Brickhead" was and where the "Ricker Mansion" once stood. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jeff Hart

August 2, 2020

First of all, I was heartbroken to learn of his passing and I send much love to Pam, his Mom and all of his family. Bob brightened any situation and often added much needed wisdom and perspective to about any scenario. In our relationship, that was the realm of playing music. I could reel off countless stories of fun and mayhem that sprang out of numerous live music scenarios that Bob either instigated or was a part of in the 1990s in the Raleigh NC area. I always looked forward to his Nashville stories. His warmth, comfort and counsel will be sorely missed. Looking forward to seeing you on the other side, Bob. I'm sure you'll greet us with a smile, a good joke and a laugh.

Kevin Kloehn

July 31, 2020

I worked with Bob in the telecom industry and whenever you saw Bob, you new you were going get a story and a laugh. Guaranteed. I can still see his smiling face - when he smiled he nodded a lot and sort of had a giggle too. What a guy! There is no way someone can remember Bob and not smile. Rest well my friend.

Ron Hinds

July 30, 2020

We are so saddened to hear Bob left this life. We have so many fond memories of breaking bread with Bob in many of the great cities in our country. He knew all of the best places. We should all learn from Bob - A great story told over good food with tons of laughter is healing medicine, and we all need to do more of it. We are truly blessed our Creator put Bob in our path. We are confident we will have a southern Iowa reunion someday! Ron & Deb

Robbin Rothwell

July 30, 2020

So sorry for the loss of such a warm, talented and friendly man, our friend Bob Ricker. We met him through the telecommunications business, but our friendship covered many spectrums. He was amazing to have conversations with. Bob always met you with a smile. A great loss for all who knew him. RIP, dear Bob!
Wayne Gassaway and Robbin Rothwell

Darren Dierbeck

July 29, 2020

I am very sorry to hear this news. I had the privilege to work with Bob for several years in the communication industry. His relationships and ability to tell a story about music, horse racing, college basketball, architecture, and any tips about Nashville and Iowa were unmatched. And, he sure knew telecom. He was quite the tour guide also, and took our family to the Grand Ol Opry and other places. Rest in Peace my friend. Darren Dierbeck and Family.