James Leon Rickman, 66, of rural Vandalia, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at his home.
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: McInturff Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.
Mr. Rickman was born on Oct. 1, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of James Robert and Nancy Alice Knowlton Rickman. He married Norma Loy Dean (Donaldson) May on June 22, 1961.
He is survived by his wife; and children, Cheryl Whitten and boyfriend Bill Schweizer, Jim May and his wife Kelly, Tracey and her husband Scott Hefty, Dale May and his wife Brandi, Eric Rickman and his wife Tracy; and Greg Rickman and his fiancé Christy Benhoff.