Brian Gregory Ricker

January 1, 1984 ~ June 28, 2005

Brian Gregory Ricker, age 21, 140 Sunset Circle, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Johnson City. Mr. Ricker was a Clearwater, Florida native who had lived in the Johnson City area for nearly twenty years. He was a son of Greg and Diane Foster Ricker, of the home. He was a construction worker. He was of the Baptist faith. His great-grandfather, Rev. Guy Foster, and his grandfather, Stephen Foster, with whom he was very close, preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Justin Blake and Brennan Taylor Ricker, both of the home; grandparents, Mary Lou and James Ricker, Johnson City, and Dottie Foster, Clearwater, FL; great-grandmother, Ila Foster, Johnson City; his fianc?e, Misty Blackburn, Yuma, Virginia; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service for Brian Ricker will be conducted 7:00 PM Saturday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Kevin Laws and Rev. Dan Foster will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday at Morris-Baker. Committal services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday in the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be: Blake Ricker, Brennan Ricker, Will Little, Andy Ditto, and Lynn Bachman. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for that service.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My heart breaks for your lost. I will always remember Brian from T-Ball, Instructional League and Little League. Always, always had a smile on his face. When I’d see him out he would always make a point to say ‘Hi’ to Ryan’s mom. He went fishing with us at Jay’s one evening, the smile on his face when he caught the only fish. You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Glen, Sissy & Ryan Shipley

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so saddened for your family over your loss. Even though I never knew your son from his picture he seemed to be a fine looking boy. May God bless and keep you and wrap his arms around you in this time of sorrow and loss. Lisa Hinton

  3. Anonymous says:

    It has been a while since I have seen Brian, but the last time I saw him he was his sweet self. He was a good person and diden’t deserve this. My condolences to the family and friends he will be missed by all. My prayers are with you. Staci Adams

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ricker Family, My two children have been devastated over the lost of Brian; they too have shed many tears. They have spoken of how kind and a gentle person he was and that he was caring for his friends. My son and daughter are heartbroken over how someone can take another life over nothing especially Brian, that has shown nothing but love and concern for all. I too have heard that Brian had turned his life around and God is a forgiving father knowing he had accepted him into his heart will give you strength to face days to come, just knowing that you will be reunited again in heaven. But until then Brian will smile down upon you and his friends reminding all that he still is with us in spirit. May the Lord fill your hearts with happy memories and may he give you the strength to face the long days ahead.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane Ricker-Mr. and Mrs. James Ricker- It was with deep regret that I learned of the passing of your son. I do not have the words of comfort that you need. Only time will help you. But, I want you to remember this during these darkest days, and this is from the New Testament- “For the Son has set him free. And he who the Son set’s free- is free indeed.” Jerry and Karen Huskins

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and I have just been sick about this since we heard. We have Brian’s picture from Centrifuge camp sitting on our sofa table. He was, as others have said, such a sweet spirited person. Blake, you know that you have been, and will always be, close to our hearts. We are praying that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time. All of our lives are so short here on earth. Brian’s may have been a little shorter than most, but compared to eternity, we are all only here such a short time. I pray you may find comfort knowing that you WILL see him again and this time it will be for eternity! If any of you need ANYTHING, please do not hesitate to call us. We did not want to cause a hint of conflict, and were afraid that our presence might possibly do so. So we may not be seen in person at the services. But, know that we are truly with you in thoughts and prayer, and that we are there for you if you need us. And we mean that. In Christ, Amy, Doug, Kyra and Isaac Corrigan

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Brian. I knew him when he and my younger sister where in High School together.When I saw Brian, he was polite, sweet, and always had a big smile on his face. I had not seen him in a couple of years until about a month ago, when he noticed me, he made sure to say hello and ask how my family and I were doing. We will definately miss seeing him and his big smile. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Brian. I grew up with Brian and Blake from Elementary all the way to High School. My older brother was very upset when he heard about his death, they went to school together. He was a really nice person and I am sad to hear that he is gone but he is in a better place. I believe he is in heaven walking beside God and smiling down upon you. May God bless your family through this difficult time.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My prayers are with this family. I know Brian is in a much better place now and he has now found that peace of mind. I knew him from his time working at Fuddruckers. He always had a smile on his face and was very outgoing and he is going to be greatly missed by many!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Diane and Family- I am beside myself with the loss of such a good friend. Diane, I have thought about calling you one hundred times but couldnt quite bring myself to do so. I hadn’t talked to him in a few weeks and was beginning to worry about him and then when I heard what happened my heart broke. If there is anything at all that I can do, please let me know. At the moment I am stuck somewhere between anger and hurt but thankfully, perhaps justice will be served, although I would MUCH rather have him back with us. When things have calmed down for you, I have some of his things to give you and I have some things he wrote to me while in jail that I’d like for you to see. I feel blessed to have been part of his life and he will always and forever remain a part of mine! Much Love and Sympathy- Jen

  11. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker Family I justed wanted to take a moment to let you know we are thinking of you and your family. Brian was an awesome person, he would do anything for anybody. Brian would light up the room when he walked in just by the smile on his face. You will be in our thoughts, and prayers. God Bless.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Blake, I was so sorry to hear of your brother’s death. My heart goes out to you and your family as you go through the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Since my son died 6 years ago I have learned to remember the good times, the rest are not important. If I can help please let me know. I’ll be back at Science Hill next month or e-mail me sooner. With much sympathy, Mrs. Mitchell

  13. Anonymous says:

    Please know that our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.

  14. Anonymous says:

    To Blake and the rest of the Ricker family: I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May God bless you and your loved ones during this tragic time. Blake if you need anything or just someone to talk to call don’t hesitate to call-647-6369. We will keep you in our prayers! Love-Liz Wandell

  15. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker family, I first met Brian when we were in sixth grade and we became friends immediatly and stayed very close throughout the years. He had the greatest personality and I knew I could always come to him if I needed anything. I am very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine the pain your going through. I was devestated when I heard the news and I can only hope he’s in a better place. god bless

  16. Anonymous says:

    Ricker Family, It saddened me dearly when I heard the news about Brian. He was a great guy, who always had a way of making people smile. Whether it was his smile or with a joke he told. I’ll always remember the fun days of little league and babe ruth baseball. Brian was always a good friend and a great person to have on your team. My heart and prayers are with your entire family.

  17. Anonymous says:

    To Diane and the Ricker family: I am so sorry to hear what happened to your precious son, Brian. Diane, it has been so long since we have talked and I think of you often. Please, when you have a moment or if you just want someone to talk to, call me at (423)357-3949 or (423)844-5924. God bless and look over you all in your time of need.

  18. Anonymous says:

    dear diane and family, i am sending my heartfelt sympathy and love to you, during this “difficult and shocking” loss. brian was certainly a “beautiful child of god”, looking at his smile certainly tells all. my prayers are with you and your family-may god heal your “aching-heart” and guide you through tommorrow. debbie sparks

  19. Anonymous says:

    Blake, I was so sorry to hear of your brother’s death. My heart goes out to you and your family as you go through the days to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Since my son died 6 years ago I have learned to remember the good times, the rest are not important. If I can help please let me know. I’ll be back at Science Hill next month or e-mail me sooner. With much sympathy, Mrs. Mitchell

  20. Anonymous says:

    dear diane and family, i am sending my heartfelt sympathy and love to you, during this “difficult and shocking” loss. brian was certainly a “beautiful child of god”, looking at his smile certainly tells all. my prayers are with you and your family-may god heal your “aching-heart” and guide you through tommorrow. debbie sparks

  21. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and I have just been sick about this since we heard. We have Brian’s picture from Centrifuge camp sitting on our sofa table. He was, as others have said, such a sweet spirited person. Blake, you know that you have been, and will always be, close to our hearts. We are praying that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time. All of our lives are so short here on earth. Brian’s may have been a little shorter than most, but compared to eternity, we are all only here such a short time. I pray you may find comfort knowing that you WILL see him again and this time it will be for eternity! If any of you need ANYTHING, please do not hesitate to call us. We did not want to cause a hint of conflict, and were afraid that our presence might possibly do so. So we may not be seen in person at the services. But, know that we are truly with you in thoughts and prayer, and that we are there for you if you need us. And we mean that. In Christ, Amy, Doug, Kyra and Isaac Corrigan

  22. Anonymous says:

    Diane and Family- I am beside myself with the loss of such a good friend. Diane, I have thought about calling you one hundred times but couldnt quite bring myself to do so. I hadn’t talked to him in a few weeks and was beginning to worry about him and then when I heard what happened my heart broke. If there is anything at all that I can do, please let me know. At the moment I am stuck somewhere between anger and hurt but thankfully, perhaps justice will be served, although I would MUCH rather have him back with us. When things have calmed down for you, I have some of his things to give you and I have some things he wrote to me while in jail that I’d like for you to see. I feel blessed to have been part of his life and he will always and forever remain a part of mine! Much Love and Sympathy- Jen

  23. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane Ricker-Mr. and Mrs. James Ricker- It was with deep regret that I learned of the passing of your son. I do not have the words of comfort that you need. Only time will help you. But, I want you to remember this during these darkest days, and this is from the New Testament- “For the Son has set him free. And he who the Son set’s free- is free indeed.” Jerry and Karen Huskins

  24. Anonymous says:

    I am so saddened for your family over your loss. Even though I never knew your son from his picture he seemed to be a fine looking boy. May God bless and keep you and wrap his arms around you in this time of sorrow and loss. Lisa Hinton

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Brian. I grew up with Brian and Blake from Elementary all the way to High School. My older brother was very upset when he heard about his death, they went to school together. He was a really nice person and I am sad to hear that he is gone but he is in a better place. I believe he is in heaven walking beside God and smiling down upon you. May God bless your family through this difficult time.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Brian. I knew him when he and my younger sister where in High School together.When I saw Brian, he was polite, sweet, and always had a big smile on his face. I had not seen him in a couple of years until about a month ago, when he noticed me, he made sure to say hello and ask how my family and I were doing. We will definately miss seeing him and his big smile. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Anonymous says:

    It has been a while since I have seen Brian, but the last time I saw him he was his sweet self. He was a good person and diden’t deserve this. My condolences to the family and friends he will be missed by all. My prayers are with you. Staci Adams

  28. Anonymous says:

    My heart breaks for your lost. I will always remember Brian from T-Ball, Instructional League and Little League. Always, always had a smile on his face. When I’d see him out he would always make a point to say ‘Hi’ to Ryan’s mom. He went fishing with us at Jay’s one evening, the smile on his face when he caught the only fish. You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Glen, Sissy & Ryan Shipley

  29. Anonymous says:

    My prayers are with this family. I know Brian is in a much better place now and he has now found that peace of mind. I knew him from his time working at Fuddruckers. He always had a smile on his face and was very outgoing and he is going to be greatly missed by many!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Please know that our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Ricker Family, My two children have been devastated over the lost of Brian; they too have shed many tears. They have spoken of how kind and a gentle person he was and that he was caring for his friends. My son and daughter are heartbroken over how someone can take another life over nothing especially Brian, that has shown nothing but love and concern for all. I too have heard that Brian had turned his life around and God is a forgiving father knowing he had accepted him into his heart will give you strength to face days to come, just knowing that you will be reunited again in heaven. But until then Brian will smile down upon you and his friends reminding all that he still is with us in spirit. May the Lord fill your hearts with happy memories and may he give you the strength to face the long days ahead.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Ricker Family, It saddened me dearly when I heard the news about Brian. He was a great guy, who always had a way of making people smile. Whether it was his smile or with a joke he told. I’ll always remember the fun days of little league and babe ruth baseball. Brian was always a good friend and a great person to have on your team. My heart and prayers are with your entire family.

  33. Anonymous says:

    To Blake and the rest of the Ricker family: I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May God bless you and your loved ones during this tragic time. Blake if you need anything or just someone to talk to call don’t hesitate to call-647-6369. We will keep you in our prayers! Love-Liz Wandell

  34. Anonymous says:

    To Diane and the Ricker family: I am so sorry to hear what happened to your precious son, Brian. Diane, it has been so long since we have talked and I think of you often. Please, when you have a moment or if you just want someone to talk to, call me at (423)357-3949 or (423)844-5924. God bless and look over you all in your time of need.

  35. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker Family I justed wanted to take a moment to let you know we are thinking of you and your family. Brian was an awesome person, he would do anything for anybody. Brian would light up the room when he walked in just by the smile on his face. You will be in our thoughts, and prayers. God Bless.

  36. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker family, I first met Brian when we were in sixth grade and we became friends immediatly and stayed very close throughout the years. He had the greatest personality and I knew I could always come to him if I needed anything. I am very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine the pain your going through. I was devestated when I heard the news and I can only hope he’s in a better place. god bless

  37. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker family, I am from Johnson city and now live in Memphis, I read the johnson city press online almost everyday and my heart just broke when I read the first article on Wed, just hours later I found out that I personally know everybody involved in this horrific act and I have just been beside myself since. I have shed many tears over this and did not know Brian. Many lives have been destroyed in a blink of an eye. At first I was angry and now I am just sad for everybody and wish that this didnt happen. My heart goes out to you and your family. Jesus is with you and I hope you can find light in all this darkness. “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord” (2 Peter chpt 1 verse 2) You are in my Prayers, God Bless Tammy (Hubbard) Clemens

  38. Anonymous says:

    Blake its been along time since we have seen you since we moved to kentucky. When i heard that your brother had passed we both cried and couldnt figure out why, he was such a good person and he didnt deserve this. Our thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family if u need anything dont hesitate to call or write an email …

  39. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Family, I can’t find the words to tell you how sorry I am and can’t imagine your grief. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Autumn

  40. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg and family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Brian. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, the Sanders family, Charles Sanders, Lori Sanders, Lisa Vernon.

  41. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker Family: I am deeply saddened in the loss of Brian. Brian was never anything but one of the nicest layed back guys i knew. Brian is only looking/smiling above us now. I will continue to pray for your family and all that are affected by this tragedy. Jimmy Humston

  42. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane, Your family has always been so speical to us and we love you all very much. Brain was a special boy and a great guy. We will always hold him in our hearts. We lift you up in prayer and will be here for you always.

  43. Anonymous says:

    I have been through many, many things in my life. I have even felt the sting of losing a child. But, I cannot phathom the hurt, resentment, shock, or confusion your family must be in at this time. This will present itself to you many ways over the next many months and each time, you will want to die all over again. But you cannot do that. God gave you that son for a reason. He obviously affected many lives by the condolences you have rec. I am sure there are many more people who would like to speak to you at this time but can’t. There are people who have their conscience to deal with in this time. God will deal with each one. We may not see it immediately but He will deal. Your son was very handsome and had a sparkle in his eyes that few have……compassion. God is holding your hands now, He is cradling you in his arms. Talk to God, he can help you and talk to Robbie……he can hear you. Psalms 17:8 God bless and keep you (everyone).

  44. Anonymous says:

    Diane, We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Diane,Greg and family, Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Brian in church and he was always a happy kid with a smile on his face. I pray that the lord will surround you with his love and comfort you as only he can. I believe Jesus is coming back soon and we will all be in heaven together I hope you can take comfort in that. your friend in christ, Sharon Grindstaff

  46. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF BRIAN. I KNOW IT IS HARD BUT HE IS NOW WITH THE LORD. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH BRIAN WAS LOVED. I DID NOT KNOW HIM VERY WELL BUT NICK AND ADAM KNEW HIM. HE WILL BE MISSED I KNOW BY ALOT OF PEOPLE. ITS NOT FAIR THAT A MAN AS YOUNG AS BRIAN HAD TO LEAVE THIS WORLD SO SOON. ESPECIALLY THE WAY IT HAPPENED AND I KNOW THAT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED ON THE MONSTERS WHO DID THIS. PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL AND LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH! IN CHRIST, LISA, NICK AND ADAM

  47. Anonymous says:

    Blake its been along time since we have seen you since we moved to kentucky. When i heard that your brother had passed we both cried and couldnt figure out why, he was such a good person and he didnt deserve this. Our thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family if u need anything dont hesitate to call or write an email …

  48. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg and family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Brian. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, the Sanders family, Charles Sanders, Lori Sanders, Lisa Vernon.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker family, I am from Johnson city and now live in Memphis, I read the johnson city press online almost everyday and my heart just broke when I read the first article on Wed, just hours later I found out that I personally know everybody involved in this horrific act and I have just been beside myself since. I have shed many tears over this and did not know Brian. Many lives have been destroyed in a blink of an eye. At first I was angry and now I am just sad for everybody and wish that this didnt happen. My heart goes out to you and your family. Jesus is with you and I hope you can find light in all this darkness. “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord” (2 Peter chpt 1 verse 2) You are in my Prayers, God Bless Tammy (Hubbard) Clemens

  50. Anonymous says:

    Diane, We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Diane,Greg and family, Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Brian in church and he was always a happy kid with a smile on his face. I pray that the lord will surround you with his love and comfort you as only he can. I believe Jesus is coming back soon and we will all be in heaven together I hope you can take comfort in that. your friend in christ, Sharon Grindstaff

  52. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane, Your family has always been so speical to us and we love you all very much. Brain was a special boy and a great guy. We will always hold him in our hearts. We lift you up in prayer and will be here for you always.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Family, I can’t find the words to tell you how sorry I am and can’t imagine your grief. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Autumn

  54. Anonymous says:

    I have been through many, many things in my life. I have even felt the sting of losing a child. But, I cannot phathom the hurt, resentment, shock, or confusion your family must be in at this time. This will present itself to you many ways over the next many months and each time, you will want to die all over again. But you cannot do that. God gave you that son for a reason. He obviously affected many lives by the condolences you have rec. I am sure there are many more people who would like to speak to you at this time but can’t. There are people who have their conscience to deal with in this time. God will deal with each one. We may not see it immediately but He will deal. Your son was very handsome and had a sparkle in his eyes that few have……compassion. God is holding your hands now, He is cradling you in his arms. Talk to God, he can help you and talk to Robbie……he can hear you. Psalms 17:8 God bless and keep you (everyone).

  55. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF BRIAN. I KNOW IT IS HARD BUT HE IS NOW WITH THE LORD. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH BRIAN WAS LOVED. I DID NOT KNOW HIM VERY WELL BUT NICK AND ADAM KNEW HIM. HE WILL BE MISSED I KNOW BY ALOT OF PEOPLE. ITS NOT FAIR THAT A MAN AS YOUNG AS BRIAN HAD TO LEAVE THIS WORLD SO SOON. ESPECIALLY THE WAY IT HAPPENED AND I KNOW THAT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED ON THE MONSTERS WHO DID THIS. PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL AND LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH! IN CHRIST, LISA, NICK AND ADAM

  56. Anonymous says:

    To the Ricker Family: I am deeply saddened in the loss of Brian. Brian was never anything but one of the nicest layed back guys i knew. Brian is only looking/smiling above us now. I will continue to pray for your family and all that are affected by this tragedy. Jimmy Humston

  57. Anonymous says:

    To all of the Ricker family: My daughter, Ouida Fedele, knew Brian growing up in Jonesborough. He has been to my home and I found him to be a beautiful young man. Ouida and I are out of town this weekend and regret we can not offer our condolences in person. While our words cannot take away your pain from this tragedy, we want you to know that we were both deeply saddened to hear this news, and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Diane, in this time of pain and loss I can say nothing that will ease your heart. But, I do want to offer you this thought, you havent lost Brian, instead Brian has only moved on to another place that we can not imagine to wait for you, Greg, and the people he held closest. I knew Brian from High School we had several classes togher and hes even been to my house several times, you couldnt ask for a better person to call a friend. Always the first there when you needed someone to talk to and always the last to ever leave. On Tuesday God called a true angel on earth back to his kingdom. So I say to you Celebrate his life and triumphs and forget all else as it will not matter in the kingdom of heaven.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg and Family. We are so sorry about Brian. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you all. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD watch over you in this difficult time. Hang in there buddy. Please let us know if there is anything that we can help with. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker Family There are no words to express our deepest sympathy in your great loss. We were all very sad to hear about your son and brother. If there is anything we can do you would just have to call. Next week we would love to have Brennan over to spend some time with David. We have been thinking about all of you and will continue to pray for your family. Marvin has our phone number if you all would like to come see the animals. Again, we are just so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Connie Bright

  61. Anonymous says:

    MaryLou.. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family as you face this most difficult time..I pray that you draw strength from the Lord’s mercy and love.. God bless, Irene(from Penney’s)

  62. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg and Family. We are so sorry about Brian. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you all. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD watch over you in this difficult time. Hang in there buddy. Please let us know if there is anything that we can help with. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ricker Family There are no words to express our deepest sympathy in your great loss. We were all very sad to hear about your son and brother. If there is anything we can do you would just have to call. Next week we would love to have Brennan over to spend some time with David. We have been thinking about all of you and will continue to pray for your family. Marvin has our phone number if you all would like to come see the animals. Again, we are just so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Connie Bright

  64. Anonymous says:

    Diane, in this time of pain and loss I can say nothing that will ease your heart. But, I do want to offer you this thought, you havent lost Brian, instead Brian has only moved on to another place that we can not imagine to wait for you, Greg, and the people he held closest. I knew Brian from High School we had several classes togher and hes even been to my house several times, you couldnt ask for a better person to call a friend. Always the first there when you needed someone to talk to and always the last to ever leave. On Tuesday God called a true angel on earth back to his kingdom. So I say to you Celebrate his life and triumphs and forget all else as it will not matter in the kingdom of heaven.

  65. Anonymous says:

    MaryLou.. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family as you face this most difficult time..I pray that you draw strength from the Lord’s mercy and love.. God bless, Irene(from Penney’s)

  66. Anonymous says:

    To all of the Ricker family: My daughter, Ouida Fedele, knew Brian growing up in Jonesborough. He has been to my home and I found him to be a beautiful young man. Ouida and I are out of town this weekend and regret we can not offer our condolences in person. While our words cannot take away your pain from this tragedy, we want you to know that we were both deeply saddened to hear this news, and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  67. Anonymous says:

    I got to know Brian through school, he was such a great guy. There wasn’t 1 person he wouldn’t talk to. He was always so full of life and I don’t think I ever saw him w/out a smile.I know it’s hard losing someone you love but just remember he’s in a such a better place now and you will see him again,I’m sure he’s looking down on everyone now w/that bright smile he always had.My prayers and thoughts are w/you.

  68. Anonymous says:

    Dear Brennan and family, I was so very sorry to hear of the death of your brother and son. I know how your heart is breaking at this time. We do not understand why a young man with a beautiful spirit like Brian is called to Heaven. I lost my 21 year old son last Fathers Day and I know the heartbreak you experiencing. The Holy Spirit and your friends will now help you as you travel through this most difficult time. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, Nancy Mayberry, Third Grade Teacher, Cherokee Elememntary

  69. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg & Dianne, My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers goes out to you during this time .I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. I know there is nothing that I or anyone could say to make you feel better or to ease your pain,but we serve a mighty God who promised not to leave us or forsake us in our times of need and I pray He gives you the strength and courage to face each new day and the peace & comfort to see you through .You will continue in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead.May God comfort & hold you close to Him today & always, With my deepest Sympathy,Penny Paul

  70. Anonymous says:

    Dear Brennan and family, I was so very sorry to hear of the death of your brother and son. I know how your heart is breaking at this time. We do not understand why a young man with a beautiful spirit like Brian is called to Heaven. I lost my 21 year old son last Fathers Day and I know the heartbreak you experiencing. The Holy Spirit and your friends will now help you as you travel through this most difficult time. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, Nancy Mayberry, Third Grade Teacher, Cherokee Elememntary

  71. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg & Dianne, My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers goes out to you during this time .I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. I know there is nothing that I or anyone could say to make you feel better or to ease your pain,but we serve a mighty God who promised not to leave us or forsake us in our times of need and I pray He gives you the strength and courage to face each new day and the peace & comfort to see you through .You will continue in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead.May God comfort & hold you close to Him today & always, With my deepest Sympathy,Penny Paul

  72. Anonymous says:

    I got to know Brian through school, he was such a great guy. There wasn’t 1 person he wouldn’t talk to. He was always so full of life and I don’t think I ever saw him w/out a smile.I know it’s hard losing someone you love but just remember he’s in a such a better place now and you will see him again,I’m sure he’s looking down on everyone now w/that bright smile he always had.My prayers and thoughts are w/you.

  73. Anonymous says:

    Your Family will be in our prayers. We’re so sorry.

  74. Anonymous says:

    I’m Mary Ann Howell, Richie Howell’s mother. My heart broke when I heard the news about Brian. I’ll always remember the summer he and Richie rented the limo and went I think to the Torbett’s for a steak supper and then to the Prom. They were so excited. Brian was a very sweet boy. I know you had prayed many prayers, (as have I for Richie), that Brian would make some changes in his life. It seems those prayers were being answered when this terrible tragedy happened. I was out of town last week and attended fireworks on Friday night. As each magnificient burst of color lit the sky, I thought of Brian looking from above at the beautiful sight and smiling. He was a wonderful boy and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Ann Howell

  75. Anonymous says:

    I’m Mary Ann Howell, Richie Howell’s mother. My heart broke when I heard the news about Brian. I’ll always remember the summer he and Richie rented the limo and went I think to the Torbett’s for a steak supper and then to the Prom. They were so excited. Brian was a very sweet boy. I know you had prayed many prayers, (as have I for Richie), that Brian would make some changes in his life. It seems those prayers were being answered when this terrible tragedy happened. I was out of town last week and attended fireworks on Friday night. As each magnificient burst of color lit the sky, I thought of Brian looking from above at the beautiful sight and smiling. He was a wonderful boy and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Ann Howell

  76. Anonymous says:

    Your Family will be in our prayers. We’re so sorry.

  77. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg, Diane and family, Karen and I were devasted to hear of Brian’s death. Being parents ourselves, we can only imagine the sense of loss and emptiness that you are feeling now. We want you to know that we are praying for all of you. May the healing power of God’s love help you to find how this tragedy for those of us left here on Earth translates to an eternity of peace and joy in Heaven for your boy. God Bless You, Dan Pence

  78. Anonymous says:

    Dear Greg, Diane and family, Karen and I were devasted to hear of Brian’s death. Being parents ourselves, we can only imagine the sense of loss and emptiness that you are feeling now. We want you to know that we are praying for all of you. May the healing power of God’s love help you to find how this tragedy for those of us left here on Earth translates to an eternity of peace and joy in Heaven for your boy. God Bless You, Dan Pence

  79. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane, We were so sorry to miss the service for Brian on Saturday. I had to make an emergency trip to Asheville to check on my aunt Sally who is 96 and we didn’t get back in time. Please know you are in our hearts. I hope one day we will all understand how something so tragic and senseless happens to those we love. We are praying for you all.

  80. Anonymous says:

    Greg and Diane, We were so sorry to miss the service for Brian on Saturday. I had to make an emergency trip to Asheville to check on my aunt Sally who is 96 and we didn’t get back in time. Please know you are in our hearts. I hope one day we will all understand how something so tragic and senseless happens to those we love. We are praying for you all.

  81. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Brian was always one to brighten up my day at school. He loved to aggravate me while he was in In-school. I truly appreciated his attempts to make my day as he would say. I am so glad to hear that he had rededicated his life before it was cut short. I am sorry for your family’s lost. Hang on to your memories and know you will be able to see him again in heaven as I will also. Take care and know my prayers are with your family and loved ones. Mrs. McCracken-Science Hill Alternative Learning Center-820 W. Market Street. JC>TN. 37601.

  82. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Brian was always one to brighten up my day at school. He loved to aggravate me while he was in In-school. I truly appreciated his attempts to make my day as he would say. I am so glad to hear that he had rededicated his life before it was cut short. I am sorry for your family’s lost. Hang on to your memories and know you will be able to see him again in heaven as I will also. Take care and know my prayers are with your family and loved ones. Mrs. McCracken-Science Hill Alternative Learning Center-820 W. Market Street. JC>TN. 37601.

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