OBITUARY: Richard Kelly ‘Ricky’ Gleaves Jr.


Richard Kelly ‘Ricky’ Gleaves Jr., age 66, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Ricky was born in Nashville, TN. He was employed by McRedman Bros. Ricky enjoyed camping, grilling, rail buggy’s and “Big Boy Toys”, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Rose Gleaves and his brothers, James Thaxton Gleaves and Danny Gleaves.

He is survived by:
Wife of 47 years – Carolyn Garton Gleaves
Father – Richard Kelly (Ruby) Gleaves, Sr.
Children – Rachel (John) Curtis and Jesse (Tammy) Gleaves
Brother – Jason (Melissa) Gleaves
Sister – Melinda Gleaves
Grandchildren – Gage Cote, Jameson Gleaves and Ayden Curtis
Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Russ Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at P.M. Carver, Fuqua, Gleaves Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jason Gleaves, Gage Cote, Benjamin Knihtila, Ernest Dickens, John Curtis and Courtney Knihtila. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Jones, Steve Jackson, Jerry Larkin, Timmy Peek and Mike Lutz.

Visitation was 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Sarah Cannon Research Institute or the Danny Gleaves Scholarship at Mt. Juliet High School.


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