James D. “Jimmy” Rickard, Jr., age 72, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Talbott First Church of God and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jimmy was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, James, Sr. and Frances Rickard. He is survived by his son, Todd Rickard; daughter, Crystal Russell; grandchildren, LaChrista (Tater) Blanton and Tyler Russell; great-grandchildren, Aaleyah Russell, Amarr Blanton, Arianna Blanton, Arianna Blanton, Rylee Russell, and Regan Russell; sister, Jackie Carson; niece, Heather Olden; nephew, Makai Olden; and several special friends and family. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 25th at Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Steven Dyke officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, November 27th at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for military graveside services. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.
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