Rickie Cartwright

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Rickie L. Cartwright Sr., 64

Rickie Lee Cartwright Sr., 64, formerly of Attica, who has been residing in Danville, died in the I.U. Health North Hospital, Carmel, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 9:45 p.m. He had been hospitalized for one week and ill for several years.

Rickie was born in Judyville, IN, on October 3, 1947. He was the son of Marcella Mae (Brooks) Cartwright Pattengale of Danville, and the late Paul Malcolm Cartwright. He was raised in Attica, attending Attica High School. While living in Attica, Rickie owned and operated the Mobile Service Station. After moving to Danville in 1980, Rickie worked in golf course maintenance, at Country Club of Indianapolis, Brickyard Crossing and Prestwick Country Club in Avon before retiring.

Rickie served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a member and Past Master of the Plainfield Lodge 653 F. and A.M.; member of the Hendricks County Antique Tractor Club; he enjoyed working on International Harvester (Case) tractors. He more recently enjoyed raising Angus and Belted Galloway cattle and miniature donkeys. Rickie especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

On June 15, 1968, Rickie married Sharon E. Stetler in Attica. She survives. Rickie leaves behind his wife of 44 years and his mother, Marcella Pattengale, of Danville; two sons, Rickie L. Jr. (companion: Kim Wallace) Cartwright, of Coatsville; Mac J. (companion: Toy Childers) Cartwright, of Bainbridge; a daughter, Amy Cartwright, of Danville; a brother, Danny (Joy) Cartwright, of Glasgow, Ky. and a sister, Donna (Jinx) Smith, of Lucas, Texas; six grandchildren, Danielle Simmons, Clint and Levi Cartwright; Christopher Childers, Kyra and Chase Mundy; three great-grandchildren, Kadyn and Kayla Simmons; Rylen Cartwright.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. until the Masonic Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow the Masonic Memorial Service with Pastor Bob Sampson officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Attica. A gathering for friends will also be held Sunday, July 1 at the First Baptist Church, 4797 Iowa St., Clayton, from 2 p.m. until the memorial service time at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the or the .

Condolences may be sent online to

www.mausfuneralhome.com or Maus Funeral Home, P.O. Box 101, Attica, IN, 47918, 765 764-4418.

Published in the Journal & Courier on June 29, 2012
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