I also attended school with Ricky. I don't remember not knowing him because we met at such a early age. Ricky was a great guy to be around because he was always concerned about those around him. He loved to have a good time and enjoyed life. I loved to hear him play that horn. Ricky might just be the best musician our small town ever produced. Ricky loved his Tigers and I never missed a chance to pick on him about that over the years. He was the best sport I've ever met. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with Ricky several months ago on Facebook. I really enjoyed the discussion of old times and music that we had. Ricky had the knack for posting a song that related to anything a friend was experiencing. He made Facebook a better place and it will never be the same without him. Ricky also loved his God and you didn't talk or chat with him long before you realized that. The world, at least our small world, is a much better place because we knew Ricky. Rest in peace Ricky. And until we meet again, Play on my friend!