Anniston - Funeral services for Mr. Cory Jason Ricard, 35, of Anniston, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Anniston Bible Church with Pastor Bob St. John officiating. Interment will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church. Mr. Ricard passed away on March 5, 2013. Cory was a graduate of North Greenville University in Greenville, SC. He was a member and deacon at Anniston Bible Church and worked as a warehouse manager for ATAP. He devoted his life to serving his Lord, and being a godly husband and father. Cory is survived by his wife, Carrie Ricard, of Anniston; his daughters, Maddie and Annie Ricard, of Anniston; his sons, Toby and Sammy Ricard, of Anniston; his parents, Stephen and Alice Ricard, of Lexington, S.C.; brothers, Tracy Ricard, of Greenville, S.C. and Jody Ricard, of Lexington, S.C.; grandparents, Emrie Oda and Mildred B. Ricard, of Lexington, S.C.; three nieces; and one nephew. Pallbearers will be Tracy Ricard, Jody Ricard, Seth Tiffner, Roy Washburn, Ken Beverly, Wayne Acheson, and Richard Maust. The gospel of Jesus Christ was the message of Cory's life, he wrote, "Christ, the Chief Cornerstone, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Lover of my Soul, my Redeemer. I could go on and on, but there is one thing that is for sure, I would not be who I am without the Saving Grace of my Lord and Savior. His Mercies are new every morning and they sustain me throughout the day. I have always grown up with knowledge of Christ, but he became real to me in the later years of High School. It was then that I realized that a life that did not include living for Him was futile and fragile. I could not stand on my own merit. My own merit brought heartache and pain, but I found that living for him was meaningful and fulfilling. God used this realization to help me develop a love for Christ and His saving work on the cross." The family requests memorials be made to the Anniston Bible Church Benevolence Fund, 3230 Coleman Road, Anniston, AL 36207. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013