James Bradley RICKEY
March 25, 1971 – February 11, 2020
James Bradley Rickey, 48, of OKC passed from this life on February 11, 2020. Services have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral and Cremation and a service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11am at the Advantage Funeral Home Chapel at 7720 S. Penn in OKC. A public visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 12pm to 8pm.
James was born on March 25, 1971 in OKC to Larry and Valorea Ann (Vargas) Rickey. He grew up in the OKC metro area and was a graduate of Del City High School Class of 1989. James spent the last decade working as a cashier for the Chickasaw Nation at Newcastle and Riverwind Casino’s.
James was a loud and kind hearted guy who enjoyed collecting sports cards, going out to eat with friends and family, and taking road trips with his cousins. He loved to cheer on his Texas A&M Aggies and the Houston Oilers. He attended several different churches throughout his life and family was always his top priority. James was a funny guy with a quick wit that he often used to roast his siblings. James fought a long and difficult battle with his health but he rarely complained. He packed so many great memories into his short 48 years and he will truly be missed by all who knew him.
James was preceded in death by his father Larry Rickey; his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his mother Valorea Rickey; siblings: Randy Rickey and wife Wilma, Larry Rickey and wife Ruth Ann, Wesley Rickey and wife Allison, and Lindsay Daily and husband Lance. He is also survived by numerous other beloved family members and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at advantagesouth.com
- Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
James Bradley RICKEY
Ruth Ann Rickey
February 15, 2020
It is never going to be the same. James was so much more than a brother-in-law. He was a brother and a friend. I loved when he would come over we would watch movies together. The ones Larry didn’t really like. His favorite, Gladiator. And there was The Junction Boys, Gone in 60 seconds, and Con Air. Those were some great times. We knew he couldn’t pass up my meatloaf or potato salad, so we’d use it as a bribe to get him to come over if he had decided to just stay in. Worked every time! There are too many memories to list. Those are just a couple of my favorite.
February 14, 2020
I’m gonna miss the times you coming over for Football games or dinners and just hanging out and giving each other a hard time. The only reason I gave you a hard time is because I Love you. Life is just not gonna be the same without you around to enjoy it with. I remember the nights staying up most the night watching shows and sneaking off the get Burger King or McDonalds then you’d hide the trash in the outside trash so Ruth Ann wouldn’t catch us as if she cared lol. Or times you were about to leave and I’d get you talking just to be able spend a few more minutes with you before you took off. I’m gonna miss my little brother, love you.
February 13, 2020
I have so many just one is hard...but every time I pulled up to dad's and you were there I'd get excited I love when you were around......You were the An Amazing uncle I'm glad i had you life wouldn't of been the same without you!! I love you rest in peace until we meet again!!