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Johnnie Guy Ricketts passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at the age of 69, after a long bout with Lewy Body dementia. Johnnie graduated from Cleburne High School in 1966 and North Texas State University in 1970. He married his wife of 46 years in 1972 in Belton, Texas.

Johnnie was an employee of Ben E. Keith Co. for 45 years and a member of Retta Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Ricketts; daughter, Mandi Ricketts Rivers and husband, Thaxton Rivers; son, Chris Ricketts; two grandsons, Caedmon and Mason Rivers; two brothers, Jeff Ricketts and wife, Jennifer, of Cleburne, and Jim Ricketts and wife, Peggy, of Royse City; nine nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie (Tom) and Peggy Ricketts, of Cleburne; and a grandchildm not yet born, who found life in Heaven.


Services were held at Retta Baptist Church in Burleson on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


Blessing Funeral Home, in Mansfield, Texas, handled the arrangements. 817-473-1555

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278



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