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Ricky Blackmon

May 18, 1955 — June 26, 2019

Ricky Blackmon

Ricky Dale Blackmon, of Tehuacana, passed away June 26, 2019 in Waco, Texas at the age of 64. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Pastor Michael Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery. Ricky Blackmon, Bobby Carroll, Nicholas Blackmon, Paul Carroll, Jimmie Sterling and Tony Wilson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Noey, Timmie Sterling, Earl Sterling, Bobby Sterling, Kenneth Mathison and the MSSLC Motor Pool.

Ricky was born May 18, 1955 in Mexia, Texas to Fred Joseph and Nelda Lou Sterling Blackmon. He was a lifelong resident of the Mexia area. As a young man, he began his career as a mechanic working for his uncle "Baldy" Blackmon at Blackmon's Used Cars. He, recently, retired after completing 26 years of service as a mechanic in the Mexia State Supported Living Center Motor Pool.

Ricky married Dixie Harringer on December 6, 1985. Family, and time he spent with them, was the most important part in his life. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and a friend to many. He, like most grandfather's, thought his grandchildren "hung the moon" and could do very little wrong. The saying "anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad" truly describes Ricky. He was also the kind of guy that would "give anyone the shirt off his back".

Ricky loved cars, being as a mechanic and attending car shows with his boys. He enjoyed baseball, football, 42 and pitching horseshoes and was a devoted Texas Longhorn fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Hollie, Rachel and Nicole Carroll; father-in-law, Michael O'Connell; sister-in-law, Beverly Baker; and brothers-in-laws, Glen Rogers, Jerry Duke and Gary Cook.

Ricky is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dixie Blackmon of Tehuacana; children, Ricky D. Blackmon, Jr., and wife, Sara, Kimberly Noey and husband, Brandon of Mexia and Bobby Carroll of Mexia; grandchildren, Nicholas Blackmon, Alex Blackmon, McKenzie Carroll, Jayden Carroll, Colt Carroll, Tyler Cobb and Michael Noey; sisters, Genia Duke, Debra Rogers and husband, Richard, Scarlet Floyd and husband, Jace all of Tehuacana and Darlene Cook of OK; brother, Joey Blackmon and wife, Kari; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Service Details.

Visitation


When: Friday, June 28th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

Service


When: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:00am
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

Interment


Location: Old Bethel Cemetery
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