Robert Ricks Sr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Robert L. Ricks Sr.
SUFFOLK—Robert Lee “Buster” Ricks Sr., 70, died Sept. 26, 2009, at Sentara Obici Hospital.
He was a native of Southampton County and the son of the late Gloss Ricks Warren.
Mr. Ricks was born May 12, 1939, and attended Southampton County Public Schools.
He was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, Sedley. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
Survivors include one son, Robert Ricks Jr. of Suffolk; four daughters, Iris Gholston (James), Angela Ricks-Williams (Huddie), LaShawnda Evans (Rodell), all of Suffolk and Linda Ricks of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Irishia Gholston, Aneshia Ricks, Crystal Gholston, Rodell Evans III and Zoe Evans; a sister, Catherine Warren Nicholson of Hampton; two brothers, James Warren (Vivian) of Sedley and Nathaniel Warren (Liz) of Virginia Beach; an aunt, Maggie Jennings of Hampton; his friend, Bertha Bowers; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke UCC, Sedley.
Interment will be in the Ricks Family Memorial Garden.
The family will be at the home of James & Iris Gholston, 390 Collier Crescent (Walnut Hill) in Suffolk.
Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be extended to the family at