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The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Friday October 8th, 2021

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Thursday October 7th, 2021
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Charles Ricks, Jr.

Charles Ricks, Jr.

Laurens, SC

Charles Ricks, Jr., age 72, of 519 Setzler Road, and widower of Kathleen Douglas Ricks, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at Prisma Laurens County Hospital.

He was born in Hartwell, GA and was a son of the late Charles Luther and Julie Faye Harper Ricks.
Charles was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was retired from Watts Mill. He also worked in HVAC at Anderson Heat and Air.

He is survived by his children, Vickie Lynn Clark (Roger) of Enoree, Billy Wayne Ricks, Johnny Ricks, and Sherry Bowling (Billy) all of Laurens; his brothers, Kenneth Ricks (Bobby) of Georgia; his sister, Barbara Ricks of Iva; eight grandchildren, Kaitlin Walters (DJ), Jason Wayne Clark, Jr., Victoria Paige Jenkins, Taylor Johnson, Cody Ricks, Dustin Ricks, Zayne Ricks, and Kathy Ricks; two great grandchildren, Maysen Morgan and Jaxsen Morgan; and special friend, Patsy Calvert and her son, Melvin Morgan both of Laurens.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Billy Dwayne Ricks and his sister, Kathy Gail Ricks.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 1:00 PM at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Reed Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Hartwell, GA.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at The Kennedy Mortuary.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Johnny, I was so sorry to read of your Dads passing. Mat=y the Load give you the peace that only he can give at a time such as this Frances Traver

FRANCES TRAVER Oct 11 2021 4:46 PM

May our Heavenly Father comfort yall at this time and for the coming future. Johnny, wayne,v8ckie, if yall need anything let me know. Live yall

Karen Bell Oct 9 2021 12:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ricks, Jr.

Kathy and Brother Turner Oct 8 2021 6:11 PM

Mark & I considered Charles family! ❤️ Charles was always there for Mark. If Charles was on the phone with Mark & if he sensed anything was wrong he would stop what he was doing & head to the house. It didn\'t matter what time of the day it was. They would just sit on the porch & drink coffee. Charles would not leave until he knew Mark was ok. I\'m very lucky & blessed 2 have known him. He was one of a kind. My heart hurts for my husband, & I wish I could take away his pain. It\'s going to be really hard not having around.RIP Charles 💔💔

Mark and Hope Anderson Oct 8 2021 12:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ricks, Jr.

Rhonda Lyons Oct 7 2021 7:31 PM

Charles was a simple man with a great heart. Charles would always be there for anyone that needed help. His big smile and big heart will be greatly missed by those that knew him. May he rest in peace and stress no more.

Dr. Eddie and Teresa Hunt Oct 7 2021 4:34 PM

Junior was a great man. He love his family and always wanted us to be our best and do right. We will miss him dearly.

Travis Mahon Oct 7 2021 11:07 AM

Sorry for yr loss. I will be praying for family. If you need anything call me.

Sherry Tumblin Burnett Oct 7 2021 3:21 AM

So sorry to hear about Jr. He was always a good person. He would stop on his way home lots of times passing my house and stop to talk with my dad. I've known him since I was a kid and he never failed to wave a s he went by our house to get to his. Prayers for you all.

Melissa Davis Oct 7 2021 2:25 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you in the loss of a good man & father. Charles always had a smile for everyone & he will be remembered & missed.

Bo & Dawn Simpson. ABBEVILLE, SC Oct 6 2021 8:30 PM

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