WOOSTER Chester R. Rickett, 83, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at University Hospital in Cleveland.
He was born November 29, 1938 in Wooster the son of Chester S. and Mary Buchwalter Rickett.
Chester was a 1956 graduate of Smithville High School and retired as a Service Technician for Xerox. He also served as a fireman for Wooster City and Wooster Township Fire Departments. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, a 32nd Degree Mason of Ebenezer Lodge #33 F & AM, Past President of the Wooster Shrine Club, member of the Wooster Elks and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He enjoyed traveling, tinkering with tractors, golfing and spoiling his grandchildren.
Chester served his country with the Army Reserves from 1956 1964.
Surviving are his children Keith (Jennifer) Rickett and Kurt (Jennie) Rickett both of Wooster, Karla (Bruce) Hamrick of Wapakoneta, Karen (Randy) Campbell of Homeworth; his loving companion Phyllis Holmes of Wooster; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; his siblings Martha Pierce and Edith Norris both of Chesapeake, VA and Katherine Rickett of Greenville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 5:30PM at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Bartholomew officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wooster Township Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the New Pittsburg Fire Dept., c/o Treasurer, Roger Kamp, 1466 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Wooster Township Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the New Pittsburg Fire Dept., c/o Treasurer, Roger Kamp, 1460 Perry Twp. Rd. 35, Wooster, OH 44691.
Tuesday, Aperil 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at funeral home
Monday, April 18, 2022 from 6-8:00 p.m. The Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 PM on Monday.