Clyde R. Ricketts, age 77 of Gladeville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services for Mr. Ricketts were 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Pastor John Hunn officiated.
Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Friday 3 to 7 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday after 9 a.m. at the church.
Born June 13, 1939, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Gershon and Floy Tarpley Ricketts. He was the Salutatorian of the 1957 class of Mount Juliet High School. He worked at Precision Rubber for forty two years and is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he was in Carl Jones Sunday school class.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Fuqua, Lyda Ragsdale, and Nettie Ruth Ricketts, and three brothers, Hall, Edward, and Floyd Ricketts.
He is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Betty Sue Montgomery Ricketts; two daughters, Donna (Robert) Hilderbrand and Lisa (Jeff) Henderson; and five grandchildren, Kyle, Abbey and Sean Hilderbrand, Samuel and Anna Henderson.
Honorary pallbearers: Al Cook, David & Grady Montgomery, Johnnie & Clifton Ricketts
Active pallbearers: Neal & Charles Montgomery, Joe Lannom, Robert Hilderbrand, Jeff Henderson, Clay Sanders, Thomas Howard, and Rick Fuqua.
Memorials may be made to the Backpack Program of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon, (615) 444-2142, www.ligonbobo.com