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OBITUARY

Robert Earl Rickles

October 12, 1938October 2, 2019
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Robert “Bobby” Earl Rickles, 80, passed away in Copperas Cove, TX on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Bobby was born in Steele, Alabama to the late Marvis and Virginia Rickles. He is also predeceased by his sister, Linda Childress. Bobby retired from the US Navy after 20 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed watching sports, specifically Alabama Crimson Tide football games. He was a true family man who dearly loved his children and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is cherished in memory by his daughter Rena Harris and her three children, Kaylee and her husband, David, Jena and Jacob; his son, Mark Rickles and his wife, Dawn and their three children, Cole, Ryan and Rachyl; sister, Betty Dickie and her husband, Gene; two great grandchildren, Sophia and Harley as well as three nieces and two nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 3pm, Rosewood Memorial Park with a visitation to greet the family from 1-2:45pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lena Virginia Rickles, Mother (deceased)
  • Marvis Rickles, Father (deceased)
  • Linda Childress, Sister (deceased)
  • Rena Harris, Daughter
  • Kaylee, Jena & Jacob, Grandchildren
  • Mark Rickles, Son
  • Dawn Rickles, Daughter-in-law
  • Cole, Ryan & Rachyl, Grandchildren
  • Betty Dickie, Sister
  • Gene Dickey, Brother-in-law
  • Sofia and Harley, Great grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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Linda Buckla

October 10, 2019

I didn’t know Robert to well. Met him a few times when Kaylee and David got married. Then I met him again when you moved to Colorado while I was meeting the new addition to the family. He was a nice guy and I enjoyed getting to know him. RIP

Linda Griggs

October 10, 2019

I will alaways remember the graduation of Cole ,it was as he said a very good day.He was a very good man and loved all his family very much.God bless all and remember the best.Love Linda and Eric Griggs

Laurie Graham

October 10, 2019

Mr. Rickles who later I called Dad-
Rena and I met over Tigers  back fence.  She was 7 and I was 8. Mark you and Tiger were a bit more than babies.  From that point on we were inseparable playing between her house & mine. Saturday nite "non sleep" overs; summers of endless sleep overs and there was Mr Rickles accompanying us safely every time as we trapsed back and forth from olive grove ct to olive grove lane.  Our laughter often loud enough to be heard over 
'the game' got us a mild warning  "Sis y'all cut out those lights." However when Alabama was playing ... well lets just say it wasnt quite as gentle of a warning. Years later into our teens we were getting the keys instead. After getting our curfew Dad made sure we heard  "Y'all  look out for each other out there and stay together!"
Us:  Ok!  Dad: HEY
Us: Yes ok we promise!
Knowing the score when Auburn was playing was crucial to whether we were in trouble for being late or it was all good we got at least another half our...!
The years sure rolled by and with larger gaps of time and even many states between allof us Carlos and all the others popping in & out  (and there were a lot) we were surely blessed to be included in the Rickles Clan...
thank you Dad for our second home, and putting up with our shinanigans and most importantly the lesson that God makes us families even when we aren't blood. WE ARE GONNA LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER down here. And I promise Dad to hold Rena's hand and keep her safe when its too dark for her to walk alone.

Jennie Cantrell

October 9, 2019

I will never forget the fun mom and Uncle Bobby always had together. I am so glad they got to take a cruise together a few years ago. They had such a great time. I will miss him but thinking of their childhood stories puts a smile on my face. I know they are having a good time in heaven!

Eddie Palevich

October 9, 2019

With a lifetime of memories, it was difficult to choose one, however what is very vivid is playing Uno with Mark, Rena, Carlos, Tom and Paul at dads house. Now you may be asking yourself, how can such an innocent and childish game invoke such an evocative memory? Well, there is a simple answer. As my turn came around, I laid my card down, followed by a very noticeable expletive. I said THE word, the big one, the queen mother of dirty words. The F - - -. It was at that moment I realized dad was behind me. I thought, that's it. What's it gonna be? The guillotine, Chinese water torture? Meer childs play for what surely awaited me. However, to my great relief with everybody looking at me like I had lobsters come out of my ears, all dad did was snicker and say, "He's good, he gave me gas" I considered that my one free pass, and better believe I never f'ing said it again........well, in front of him anyways. That's who he was. Love you dad

Angelina Leezer

October 9, 2019

This man was the most giving person on this earth. Always took care of those that were not his own. I remember the trips tom7-11 with the kids and paying for all there goodies knowing they really
Didn’t bring their money
He will forever live in our hearts. A father figure, granddaddy , friend.
Love you and miss you so much

Adrienne Bailey

October 9, 2019

I have so many and all are unforgettable. My favorites include granddaddy’s excited face to cook for me and wait for my reaction . Once I say it’s delicious, the sweet smile on his face because it made him so happy to take care of everyone all of the time . He treated me like his own daughter and I never felt any different . He once sat next to my bed all day long after I fell and hit my head. He made sure I didn’t fall asleep . I will never forget that as long as I live. He read to me all day and made me laugh so hard it hurt . That’s love!! He will be in my thoughts and heart every single day.

Rena Harris

October 6, 2019

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Biography

Robert “Bobby” Earl Rickles, 80, passed away in Copperas Cove, TX on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Bobby was born in Steele, Alabama to the late Marvis and Virginia Rickles. He is also predeceased by his sister, Linda Childress. Bobby retired from the US Navy after 20 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed watching sports, specifically Alabama Crimson Tide football games. He was a true family man who dearly loved his children and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is cherished in memory by his daughter Rena Harris and her three children, Kaylee and her husband, David, Jena and Jacob; his son, Mark Rickles and his wife, Dawn and their three children, Cole, Ryan and Rachyl; sister, Betty Dickie and her husband, Gene; two great grandchildren, Sophia and Harley as well as three nieces and two nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3pm, Rosewood Memorial Park with a visitation to greet the family from 1-2:45pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.