Oscar Willard Ricketts

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Born 11-30-1941 -- Died 1-22-2004

Oscar Willard Ricketts, 62, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004. He was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Danville, Ill., the son of Carolyn Miller Ricketts and John Ricketts. He was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Ricketts of Highland, Ark.; two sons -- Jerry Dean Ricketts of Danville, Ill., and John Travis Ricketts of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two daughters -- Melanie Neal of Pine Bluff and Diane Ricks of Pine Bluff; one brother, James Ricketts of Danville, Ill., a sister, Laura Henderson of Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Jan. 26 at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff with burial in Graceland Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Hardy.

Memorials may be made to Calico Rock Hospice or Hardy Community Christian Church.