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Mr. James M. Rickett, 79, of Calhoun, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA.
Mr. Rickett was born in Rockmart, Georgia on November 24, 1938, son of the late Clyde and Bessie Mae Shaw Rickett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Annette Rickett Jones and her husband Richard, and Betty Rickett Johnson and her husband Bill. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Milton Stewart Construction Company and the City of Calhoun Recycling Department. He was a charter member of Meadowdale Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and worked with the “Kitchen Crew”.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Carden Rickett, to whom he was married for 58 years, his daughter, Rhonda Rickett; his sons, James M. Rickett, Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Nathan A. Rickett and his wife Amy: grandchildren, Adam Smith and his wife Billie, Adreana Beaumont and her husband James, William Rickett, Jonathan Rickett and Jacob Rickett; great-grandchildren, Lily Rickett and Cohen Smith; and brothers, David Rickett and his wife Joan, Ralph Rickett and his wife Susan, and Franklin Rickett and his wife Penny. Nieces, nephews, and a special friend, Jerry Bagwell, also survive.
A service to honor the life of James M. Rickett will be held Saturday, November 10th at 2:00 PM from Meadowdale Baptist Church, with Rev. Jeremy Kirby and Dr. Steven Pearson officiating. Interment will follow in Gordon Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Garry Tate in charge of the committal service. Billy Weaver will arrange the music for the service. Mr. Rickett's body will lie in state at the church on Saturday, from 1:00 until the service of 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers serving include William Rickett, Adam Smith, James Beaumont, Jonathan Rickett, Jacob Rickett and Rodney Babb. Honorary pallbearers are Deacons of Meadowdale Baptist Church, and the Meadowdale Kitchen Crew.
The Rickett family will receive friends Friday, November 9th, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Meadowdale Baptist Church, 1811 Rome Road SW, Calhoun, GA 30701.
The family will accept flowers, or contributions may be given to the Meadowdale Baptist Church Children’s Ministry in memory of James.
The family wishes to thank “Care at Home” and Mary Garrigan for their care and support.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. James M. Rickett are under the care and direction of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.