Ricky Wilkinson


Ricky Joe Wilkinson, 69, of Ottumwa, died at 5:14 p.m. August 18, 2022 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born August 11, 1953 in Ottumwa to Marvin and Opal F. Sloan Wilkinson. Ricky married Garnett Louise Collins on November 10, 1987.

A 1972 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Ricky had worked for Norris Asphalt for almost 40 years. He enjoyed fishing at the river, especially for catfish, riding his motorcycle and tinkering around his house.

Surviving is his wife, Garnett; her children, Stephanie (Travis) Francis, Travis (Eric) Bates, Dennis Daugherty and Tonya Daugherty; 5 grandchildren, Nikki, Kaden, Dejah, Franki and Emma; and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Doug Wilkinson and a sister, Dianna Stafford.

His body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 22nd, at Reece Funeral Home. For those unable to attend the service may be viewed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

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