Lester Lee Ricker, 51, of Spring City, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
He was of the Baptist Faith and he enjoyed singing and worshiping the Lord.
He was the son of the late Paul Rueben and Hazel P. Ricker; and was also preceded in death by his brother, Homer Lee Ricker; sisters, Jessie Mae Steele and Mary Jane Hunter; and brothers-in-law, Donald Hunter and LeBron Crisp.
He is survived by his brothers and their wives, Jay M. and Amanda Ricker of Spring City, Walter Charles “Duke” and Hazel Ricker of Ten Mile and Earl Rueben Ricker of Decatur; sisters and their husbands, Donnie Lou and Otto Appelt of Decatur, Dorothy Ann Crisp of Athens, Rita Faye Ricker of Decatur and Betty and Lynn Daniels of Riceville; brother-in-law, Dennis Steele of Chattanooga; several special nieces and nephews; and very special friends Lib Correll and Clyde Crisp of Athens.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 16, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home.
Burial will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, February 17, at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Jay Matthew Ricker, Paul Matthew Ricker, John David Bates, Tony Hunter, Matt Teffeteller will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, from 6-8 p.m., at Bowers Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.