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William "Bill" Lee Ricketts Jr.

Thursday, March 16th, 1944 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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William “Bill” Lee Ricketts Jr.

Bill Ricketts Jr. age 75, husband of Cindy Messina Ricketts, passed away Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 at Baptist Health in Richmond, KY. Bill was a Vietnam US Army veteran serving in the 1st Calvary infantry unit, and he received the Air Medal and several commendations for his service. He was a retired Telecom engineer, a job he and Cindy did together traveling all over the United States, he was also loved gardening and caring for his 5 rescue cats. Bill was born in Maryland to the late William Lee Ricketts Sr. and Erma Burke Ricketts Burgess, he was also preceded in death by a brother Jack Dana Ricketts.
Bill is survived by his wife Cindy Messina Ricketts, his three children Brent, Dory, and Craig, 6 grandchildren, 2 step sisters Brenda and Christine, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Bill will be Thursday Jan. 16, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Lakes Funeral Home. His remains will be interred at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC. Online condolences at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Lakes Funeral Home
    Address
    203 North Dogwood Drive
    BEREA, KY 40403
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Bob Lyon

Posted at 09:47pm
It is with deep sadness that we learned of Bill’s passing. We met and worked together in Sterling in the mid 90’s. Our thoughts and prayers to Cindy and family. Sharon and Bob Lyon
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