Ronald Earl Ricketts, Sr.

Ronald Earl Ricketts, Sr.

March 12, 1936 - January 20, 2021
Richmond, Virginia

Ronald Earl Ricketts, Sr.

March 12, 1936 - January 20, 2021
Richmond, Virginia


Ronald Earl Ricketts, Sr., 84, of Midlothian, Va. passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father, George Minor Ricketts; mother, Elva Gray Ricketts; grandson, Taylor Grow; and brother, Steven Gray Ricketts. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Ricketts; his daughters, Cherie Holshouser, Pamela Lynn Hoke (John); son, Ronald Earl Ricketts, Jr. (Julie); stepdaughter, Tracy Grow; grandchildren, William Nowell (Briana), Michael Holshouser, Christopher Holshouser (Bethany Licciardi), David Hoke, Alex Grow (Kimberly Adkins), Alexa Hoke (Nicholas McCullaugh), Sean Michael Grow; and 5 great-grandchildren; and mother of his children, Mary Davis Ricketts. Ron was a decorated Army war veteran of the Vietnam War, and Army Special Forces Green Beret Team Sergeant. He enlisted in 1959 and retired in 1997 as a Sergeant E-8. He was an avid history buff, a Redskins and UVA fan, enjoyed running and camping, had an interest in model trains, and a love for animals. He used his drawing talent to spread joy through his hand drawn cards to family. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, Va. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Wounded Warriors Project,, Richmond Animal League, or Dementia Society of America,

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: June 26, 2021 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828


Richmond Animal League

Dementia Society of America

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5 responses to Ronald Earl Ricketts, Sr.

  1. Dorothy and family
    I am so sorry for your loss.God bless you 🙏 ❤

  2. Dorothy – I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and the Ricketts family at this sad and difficult time.

  3. Lisa ONeill says:

    Dear Dorothy…I am so very sorry for your loss. I love you and will be praying for you and your family.

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family if you ever need me let me know

  5. Dorothy , I am so so sorry to read about Ron’s passing. I love you Dorothy and know that I am praying for you and your family. I loved Ron so much. My heart is breaking for you. Living in Nevada I wish I could be there for you. I’m praying for you Dorothy and your family. God has Ron in His arms. I love you so much. 🙏🏼

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