Jimmy C. Ricks, 73, of El Dorado died Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born in Snyder, on Dec. 28, 1945 to the late Henry William and Vera Sedberry Ricks. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and worked as an Oil Gauger at Cross Oil and later Lion Oil from which he retired. Jimmy was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death his son, Donny Willoughby; and brothers, Jake and Eugene Ricks.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Cheatham Ricks; sons, Todd Ricks and spouse Christy of Texas City, Texas, and Scott Willoughby and spouse Rhonda of El Dorado; sister, Christine Hobbs and spouse Robert of Longview, Texas; brothers, Bobby and spouse Jo of Columbus, MS, J M and spouse Judy of Fountain Hill, AR, John and spouse Dian of Hamburg, AR and Fred of Crossett, AR; brother in law, Sonny Cheatham and spouse Ruth of Norphlet, AR; granddaughters, Ashley Ricks Morris and spouse Chris and Kara Ricks of Texas City, TX and Stephanie Grafton and spouse Jared of El Dorado; great-granddaughters, Sophia Ricks and Adalyn Faith Morris of Texas City, TX; and great-grandsons, Easton and Elijah Grafton of El Dorado.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Perry’s Funeral Chapels. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2019 at Perry’s Funeral Chapel and will be officiated by the Rev. Larry Hudson followed by Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jared Grafton, David Ricks, Jason Dendy, Donnie Dendy, Chris Morris and Randy Hale.