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Richard Lee Rickenbaker

1940 ~ 2020 (age 79)


Richard Lee Rickenbaker, 79, from Rowesville and Lexington, S.C.  passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg.  Rev. Larry Williams will be officiating.

The family asks that all attend please adhere to the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 including social distancing and wearing a mask.

Mr. Rickenbaker was born on October 10, 1940 in Orangeburg.  He was the son of the late Marion W. Rickenbaker and the late Mary Davis Rickenbaker.  He retired from TRMC after 33 years of service.  Mr. Rickenbaker attended Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Orangeburg and Church of God in Lexington.  He was predeceased by his parents; very loving step-father, Pete Kesson; his wife, Louella "Tudy" Rickenbaker; brothers, William P. “Billy” Rickenbaker, Miller “Bobby” Rickenbaker and a half-brother, Franklin Davis.

Survivors include his daughters, Cathy Rickenbaker Bacot of Rowesville, Brenda Rickenbaker Brewer of Lexington; granddaughters, Wendy Bacot Craven (Jerry) of Cordova, Samantha Bacot of Rowesville; great-grandchildren, Jay Hardy and his twin sisters, Kristen and Laurel Hardy all of Cordova; a very special sister, Ann Thompson Cumbee of Mt. Pleasant and half-brother, Roy K. Kesson of Rowesville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of S.C. at 2090 Executive Hall Rd Ste 130, Charleston, SC 29407.

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Graveside Service
July 14, 2020

12:00 PM
Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Orangeburg

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