Reginald 'Denny' Ricker

Nov 03, 2017

Reginald Dennis “Denny” Ricker passed away Oct. 25, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Newburgh. Denny was born in Jackson on July 17, 1934, the second son of Hugh and Sadie Ricker. He grew up in Jackson and attended schools in Jackson and Brooks.

His passion was working in the woods, operating his own logging business for 50 years. Denny had a big heart and has lent a helping hand to many people over the years.

He shared his life with wife Althea for 52 years until her death in December 2016. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Donald Ricker and Dale Ricker.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Adrian Smith, and granddaughter Shayla of Newburgh; his brother Darol Ricker; sisters Janice Snyder and Jolene Jean and her husband Bruce, all of Jackson; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, and cousins.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the nurses and chaplain at Beacon Hospice for their care and compassion given to them and to Denny in his last few weeks.

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