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Ricky John

March 3, 1958 — August 19, 2018

Ricky Allan John died August 19, 2018 in Purcell at the age of 60 years 5 months 16 days.  Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00PM, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Wadley's Funeral Chapel with Revered James Wilder officiating, entrusted to the care of Wadley's Funeral Service.

Ricky was born March 3, 1958 in Chambersburg, PA to George and Grace (Helser) John. Ricky was raised in the Fort Worth area after the family moved to Texas when Ricky was 10. He worked many jobs over his lifetime, but most recently he worked for Wal-Mart. Ricky married Marianna Shoff on July 6, 1990 in Roanoke, Texas. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and watching Nascar. Ricky loved to go country dancing, and riding mechanical bulls, where he won 3 championship belt buckles.

Ricky is preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace John. Survivors include his wife, Marianne of the home; 3 daughters, Kelly Miller and husband, Jim of Texas, Billie Jo Lee of Oklahoma, Dawn Eads and partner, David Soderlund of Oklahoma; 5 sisters, Kathy Lehtonen and husband, Eric of Texas, Marsha Herring of Alabama, Debbie Taylor and husband, Stan of Texas, Linda Lillard and husband, Johnny of Texas, Lisa Matheney of Texas; 1 brother, George John Jr., and wife, Darlene of Texas; 7 grandchildren, Courtney, Dalton, William, Dylan, Hanna, David, Zachary; 2 great grandchildren, Braydon, Rylan, and many other relatives and friends.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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