Ricky Lee Waters, 51, of Benton, Tn., died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the family residence surrounded by his family.
He was a member of First Baptist church of Benton. Ricky loved hunting, fishing, golfing, rafting and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, T.O. Waters; grandparents, Roscoe and Willie Moats; aunt, Faye Waters; and first cousin, Holy Kirkpatrick.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Naico Waters of Benton; one daughter, Krystal Wooden and husband Monty of Georgetown; mother, Geraldine Moats Waters of Benton; sister, Keisa Davidson of Benton; step-brother, Mike Waters; step-sister, Joan Beasley; three grandchildren, Noah, Austin and Whitney Wooden; step-son, Andrew Baxter of Dalton; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Blaine Whitt, Mike Naico, Kin Shelton and Robin Finch; and niece, Chelsey Gibson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at First Baptist Church of Benton with Brother Patrick Burchfield officiating. Graveside services will be private with Beau Kirkpatrick, Joe Waters, Chris Stephens, Brian O’Rourke,Kevin Calhoun and Byron Calhoun serving as pallbearers, A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the church prior to the service.
A celebration of Ricky’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at Hiwassee Outfitters.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.