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Ricky Wells

Ricky Wells, 54, of Jackson, died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was born on Thursday, December 1, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Taylor P. and Saundra Ann Smith Wells. On Saturday, April 5, 1986 he married Sherri Skaggs.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Sherri Wells, one son, Ricky (Amanda) Wells Jr., one daughter, Heather (Justin) MacMaster all of Jackson, his seven grandchildren, Justin, Timothy, Christian, Xander, Makynlee, Gavin and Adalyn. He is also survived by four sisters, Saundra Fay (Sam) Smith of Jackson, Beth Wells Zink of Urbana, Darlene (Tony) Wheaton of Greenfield, Dawn Schneider of Chillicothe, two brothers, Randy (Penny) Wells of Frankfort and Ronny Wells and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Ricky was a 1985 graduate of Adena High School. He was a State Trooper with 28 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and retired in May of 2019. He and Sherri enjoyed trail riding their horses. He loved being outdoors and using his many skills of carpentry, heavy equipment, and farming to name a few. He also loved old classic cars and trucks. He had a passion for Christ and sharing that with others.

Family and friends of Ricky’s are asked to attend a public graveside service on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. This service will be recorded and posted on Ricky’s online register book later that day.  Arrangements are under the direction of the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heartland Hospice, PO Box 400, Lucasville, OH 45648. 

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I want to send my sincerest gratitude to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and kindness for Rick and I. I have been blessed to have Rick as my precious husband, best friend and love of my life for 35 years. To say I miss him is an understatement, I have lost half of me. God truly joined the two of us to become one. We have been blessed with a beautiful family and many friends that will keep his memory alive and God to comfort us and continue to show us His love as He showed Rick and I how to love each other and others. May God bless all of you and let you feel our love and appreciation for you and all you have done for us.

Sherri Wells May 6 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Ricks passing Sherri. I really enjoyed working with Rick. He was such a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shawn Cunningham May 5 2021 12:00 AM

Sherri,, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Thinking of Rick for the brief time we were at the clinic together a verse comes to me....
I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will award me on that day
and not only to me, but also to all who have
longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7

Steve Rees Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to all Ricks family. Good fellow and coworker for many years. May God bless his family and comfort them.

Steve Circle Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. I always liked him, everyone did.

Tom Lemmon (Retired U-142 DHQ Massillon) Apr 24 2021 12:00 AM

Sherry, Im so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. May God provide you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Robin Knab Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Long time friends from peewee ball to present. Gone way to soon my friend. You now have the best seat in the house, seated at the right hand of the father. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

Kimberly L Moses (Sherwood) Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Sherri & Family: I first met Ricky @ Chillicothe Correctional Institute when he was placed with me for "on the job training". I knew the very first day we would be friends forever. Honestly, I'm sure I learned more from him than he did from me about human nature, but I never told him that. A day or two later, I learned we were neighbors. He had purchased my grandfather's farm!! He wanted to take his children coon hunting, so I loaned him one of my coonhounds. Ricky was always open, honest, a good neighbor and friend anytime/anywhere I saw him. Anyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing Ricky, knows the world has lost a great man. God bless.
With Deep Sympathy,
Don Stevens & Family

Don Stevens & Family Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest Condolences to Ricky's loved ones during this time of unspeakable sorrow. Rest in Paradise...Tpr. Celeste R. Kirksey -Gallagher U444, Ret.

Celeste Gallagher Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Sherry and family- Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. We enjoyed coming out to your place when your children were small. Heather couldnt have been more than 5 or 6. I was trying to remember why we were there so much but then Steve reminded me that you and Rick helped break His horse, Bo. I think we went trail riding once or twice. But then over the years Steve would run into Rick here or there and they always had something to talk about.
We are sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Steves horse, Bo.

Jeri and Steve Long Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

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