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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Bennie Leonard Ricks Jr., 66, of Moultrie, Ga., died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Myrick officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Ben C. Thomas II, Dutch Van Dyke, Bill Johnston, Carl Murphy, Timmy Brock, Tommy Hall, Vance Murphy and Eli Whitaker.
Born July 6, 1951 in Moultrie, Ga., he was the son of the late Bennie Leonard Ricks, Sr. and Mildred Odessa Carlton Ricks. Mr. Ricks retired from Martin Marietta as an industrial engineer and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Ben C. Thomas.
Survivors include a sister, Vickie Ricks Thomas of Moultrie, Ga.; niece, Jennifer Van Dyke and Dutch of Moultrie, Ga.; nephew, Ben C. Thomas II of Moultrie, Ga.; three great-nieces, Abeny Thomas, Caroline Thomas and Emma Van Dyke; two great-nephews, Ben C. Thomas III and Will Van Dyke.
The family will receive friends from 1:00PM -2:00PM Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Published on July 13, 2017
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