Glenn David RickettJuly 28, 1943 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 73)
Glenn David Rickett, 74, of Ringgold, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was a graduate of Lakeview High School, class of 1961. After high school, he served his country with honor in the United States Marine Corps for six years and he was a true patriot. Glenn was of the Baptist faith. He was always a passionate sports fan from being captain and quarterback of his high school football team to greatly enjoying golf with his friends in recent years. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, he played and coached several slow pitch softball teams in the Chattanooga area. He also coached several little league sports teams in earlier years. He took pleasure in the grandchildren’s participation in sports.
Before retirement, he was a partner for twenty-five years with Bodie-Rickett & Associates, a wholesale food brokerage company in East Tennessee. Prior to that, he was a sales representative for several major consumer product companies. He was a member and past quartermaster of VFW Post 1289. Known affectionately as “Bob” to his family and friends, he felt his success could be measured in the lives of his children.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Sivley; father, Jefferson Davis Rickett; and brother, Charles Rickett.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Trinka Mercer Rickett; son, Jeffrey D. Rickett, Cedartown, GA; daughters, Karen (Tim) Baxter, Jasper, TN; Rhonda (James) Rodgers, Ringgold, GA; brother, David (Tammy) Smith, Jasper, TN; sisters, Cathi (John) Barnett, Huntsville, AL; Deanna (Roger) Burk, Soddy-Daisy, TN; grandchildren, Brooke, Bradley and Bailey Baxter, Jasper, TN and Brett, Haley and Garrett Rodgers, Ringgold, GA.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 31, 20017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with special friend, Charles Kerin officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Marine Corp.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com
In keeping of Glenn’s wishes, there will be no visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenn’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), P.O. Box 2203, Jasper, TN 37347 or the Catoosa County Special Olympics, 307 Cleveland Street, Ringgold, GA 30736
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.