Jay M. Ricker, 76, of Decatur passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Paul and Hazel Pittman Ricker, sisters; Mary Jane Hunter, Jessie May Steele, brothers; Homer Lee Ricker, Lester Ricker.
He is Survived by his wife; Amanda Ricker of Decatur, sons; John David Bates of Decatur, Jay Matthew Ricker of Athens, daughter; Janet Lee Brown of Riceville, brother; Duke Ricker of Ten Mile, sisters; Dorothy Ann Crisp of Decatur, Rita Ricker of Decatur, Betty Daniels of Riceville, grandchildren; Chesten Bates, Crystal Harper, Paul Ricker, Zachary Hicks, Nathaniel Hicks, Phillip Shelton, Homer Brown, Chevy Brown, 8 great-grandchildren; Ronnie, Emmalie, Abagail, John Michael, Nathan Gunner, Jax, Cheyenne, Scottie, and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
A Graveside service will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Rev. James Staton Officiating.
There will be no formal visitation.
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