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Anthony “Rickey” Ricks

Anthony “Rickey” Ricks

Friday May 10th, 1957 - Saturday February 27th, 2021
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Obituary

Anthony Lebron "Rickey" Ricks passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loving and dedicated family members.

He graduated from Riverside High School, class of 1975. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserve. He was employed by Wheland Foundry, Erlanger, and the Chattanooga Zoo. He was of the Baptist faith and loved by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by mother, Louise "Penny" Ricks; brothers, Norman Ricks and Johnnie Ricks; sister, Margaret H. Burt; nephew, Marlon Ricks.

He leaves to cherish his memory, father, Percy Lee Ricks, Sr.; brothers, Al-Kareem (Florence) Abdullah, George (Maria) Ricks Sr., David E. Ricks; sister, Regina (Micheal) Ricks Edward; niece, Francine Ricks Todd; children, Anthony Ford, Alexander Ricks, Rickey Ricks, Christopher Ricks,; four grandchildren, Jaylen, Keyon, Avery, Avair; special friends, Anthony Mack, Ivan O'Neal, Eve Newby, Rodney McGee, Larry Fuqua, Belinda, Dee Bailey, and the Riverside Class of 1975.

Special thanks to Eve and Jennifer Newby, Chattanooga Zoo Staff, Dr. Larry Schlabach, Dr. Jake McKay, Dr. Steven Cooper, Dr. Ryan K. Cleary, and Hospice of Chattanooga.

Public viewing will be held 9:00 am - 11:30 am Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the funeral home, followed by a family funeral service at 11:30 am. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday March 9th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday March 9th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    Address
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
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  • Chapel

    Tuesday March 9th, 2021 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday March 9th, 2021 11:30am
    Location
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    Address
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Nikki, Brandon, & Khary

Posted at 12:17am
Sending the warmest of hugs and comfort to our lovely family. Wish we could be there to show our love and support. We miss & love you Uncle Rickey.
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Posted at 07:42pm
Chris, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. MRCO Friends
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Gee Gee Newby

Posted at 02:52am
Chilly Willy miss you Rickey, Rickey "Nice" 😢my heart is heavy but God knew best. I will hold on to all our memories, Me , You and , Mack! I Love you Rest Well my friend
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Kathy Cooper-Sligh

Posted at 10:53pm
Deepest Condolences to George and Maria and the entire Ricks Family. Keeping you all in our Prayers. John and Kathy Kelly-Sligh
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Posted at 07:15pm
With our deepest sympathy Love Carol, Nikki and Dee Dee
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