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1943 Kenneth 2022

Mr. Kenneth Robert Ricker

September 1, 1943 — February 13, 2022

Kenneth Ricker, 78, of Opelika, Alabama, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, February 13, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 Highway 431 North Phenix City, AL. with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Mr. Ricker was born in Madison, Wisconsin the son of the late John Ricker and Fern Olson . Later, Mr. Ricker joined the United States Army where he faithfully served his country until his retirement. After his service, Mr. Ricker began coaching football and girl’s basketball instilling his values in the young athletes he coached. He enjoyed all sports especially basketball and football. He was known by his family as a “Master Remote Control Operator.” Above all, he enjoyed his family and spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ricker was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years Rita Ricker and his favorite dog Nugget.

Left to cherish his memory is three daughters Lori Evans (Bubba) of Opelika, AL, Linda Lavender (Jimmy) of Phenix City, AL and Lisa Young (Mike) of Christmas, FL; one sister Barbara Ricker of Madison, WI; one brother Jack Ricker (Mary Ann) of Oregon, WI; seven grandchildren Brad Evans (Jamie), Emily Lavender, Katie Fowler (Sean), Megan Gann (Jacob), Samatha Corbin (Will), James Young and Stephen Young and fourteen great grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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