RICKER, Thomas “Pete”, 71, of Elm Grove, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on February 22, 1945, a son of the late August and Clara (Bott) Ricker.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove, the Elm Grove Civics, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1891, and retired Teamsters Local 697.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Fred, and Jim Ricker, one sister, Mary Lou Moore, and special cousin, “Brother” John Fitzpatrick.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Gellner) Ricker of 52 years; two daughters, Anne Ricker and Denise Ricker; one son, Bill (Kathy) Ricker; five grandchildren, Kaysi Ricker(Neven Cook), Stephen (Jese) Ricker, Amanda Ricker (RJ Lough), Alexis Ricker (Orville Smith) all of Wheeling , and PFC Thomas Ricker (Jenna Angus) of Baumholder, Germany; five great grandchildren, Kyra, Kennedy, Reagan, Cayden, and Clayton; siblings, Dorothy (Floyd) Ankrom of Washington, Pa., Clara (Chuck) Kleinhans and Bob (Cathy) Ricker of Prosperity, Pa., Helen (Gary) Whitman of Claysville, Pa., Dick (Carla) Ricker of Loxahatchee, Fla.; sister-in-law, Barbara Ricker of Harriman, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Barry Moore of Claysville, Pa.
Friends will be received on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 3-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev .Gary Naegele as celebrant. Interment will follow in Parkview Memorial Park, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com