OBITUARY

Ronald David Ricks Sr.

July 21, 1947February 6, 2019
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Ronald David Ricks Sr., 71, died peacefully at home in Goodyear, Arizona surrounded by his family on February 6, 2019. Ronald was born on July 21, 1947 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to David Pershing Ricks and Mary Lee Grooms. On January 20, 1979, Ronald married the love of his life, Annette Y. Hardwick. Ronald and Annette recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. Ronald joined the Army in 1967 and achieved the rankings of sergeant E5. Ronald served in Vietnam War and over the years, he was stationed at Ft. Hood and Ft. Rucker. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him through his years, as friends and family will attest. He retired from the Army after 26 years. He was extremely proud to serve his country. Ronald was a huge Nascar fan, built models and was craftsman. What he loved most of all was spending time with his family. His grandchildren meant the world to him. Ronald was a great man, husband, father, brother, grandfather and a friend. His family and friends will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife; Annette Y. Ricks - Goodyear, Arizona, Son; Ronald D. Ricks Jr., - Tolleson, Arizona, Daughter-in-law; Heidi Ricks - Tolleson, Arizona, Granddaughter; Kinsey Ricks - Tolleson, Arizona, Grandson; Jaxon Ricks - Tolleson, Arizona, Sister; Janis Sooter - Apple Valley, California, Brother-in-law; Jerry Sooter - Apple Valley, California, Niece; Melissa Kim - Bellflower, California, 3 Nephews; David Sooter - Riverside, California, Jonathan Ricks – Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Stephen Ricks – San Antonio, Texas and cousin; Kay Pugh – Tulsa, Oklahoma. As well as many other relatives and friends. Visitation Services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:00 am-11:00 am, Funeral Service 11:00 am-11:45 am, Reception 11:45-12:30 pm at Funeraria del Angel Greer Wilson Chapel 5921 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85033 Following a Graveside at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85353 at 1:30 pm with Military Honors

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Ronald David Ricks Sr.

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