Originally created 12/21/06

Otis Rickerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Otis Rickerson, age 69, of Augusta, entered into rest on Tuesday afternoon, December 19, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. A native of Augusta, Mr. Rickerson had retired in October of 1978 as an E-7, SFC from the U.S. Army. After retirement, he enjoyed working in his yard, gardening and planting trees and various plants. He is preceded in death by his parents: Doc and Malvie Morris Rickerson, and 1 brother, Raymond Rickerson. He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Hee ye Rickerson; 3 sons, Inchol Chong and his wife, Kyung Ok, South Lyon, MI, Otis "Ricky" Rickerson, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Davis Rickerson, Grovetown, GA, Stephen Rickerson, Thomson, GA; 2 daughters, Elaine Steed and her husband Jim, Grovetown, GA, Edie Johnson and her husband Billy, Grovetown, GA; 3 brothers, 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren, Casey Willis and her husband Chris, Todd Greene, Will Johnson, Clayton Rickerson, Walker Johnson, Cole Steed, Chris Rickerson; and 1 great grandson, Tucker Willis. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 22, 2006 from the graveside in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Reverend Lloyd Greene, officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Fort Gordon Ceremonial Detachment. His grandsons will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 pm on Thursday evening, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 21, 2006