Richard E. Ricks, Jr.

Published 1:43 pm Friday, July 26, 2013

Boykins – Richard Edward Ricks, Jr., 93, widower of Lucy Hand Ricks, passed away July 23, 2013 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, a son of the late Richard Edward Ricks, Sr. and Lina Belle Story Ricks. He was predeceased by his siblings, Joe, Millard, Franklin and Etheleen Ricks, and Ethel Benton and a great-grandchild, Taylor Grace Bowden. Mr. Ricks was a member of Clarksbury Baptist Church, founder and president of the Shiloh Hunt Club, and a retired farmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara R. Cale, and husband, Doug, and Bertha R. Bradshaw all of Roper, NC; one son, Jimmie R. Ricks, and wife, Vickie, of Boykins; one sister, Marian R. Preedy, of Chesapeake; one brother, Calvin E. Ricks, and wife, Sally, of Capron; seven grandchildren, Lynn Cale Bassett (Jeb) of Edenton, NC, Douglas Wayne Cale, Jr. (Alissa) of Roper, NC, Chris M. Bradshaw (Stacey) of Emporia, VA, Amy Ricks Bowden (Jonathan) of Boykins, James Richard Ricks (Abby) of Boykins, Kevin Boyce (April) of California, and Chris Boyce (Crystal) of Texas; and ten great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Julianna Bassett, Paden Vargo and Madilyn Bradshaw, Audrey and Troy Cale, Caleb and Jason Seagraves, Jordan and Ashlyn Bowden.

The funeral will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 25, at Clarksbury Baptist Church, Boykins with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. The burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins. The family will receive friends at Wright Funeral Home, Boykins from 6 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday and at other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Shiloh Hunt Club, 28095 Clarksbury Road, Boykins, VA 23827 or to any favorite charity.