Larry Wayne Ricker

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  • "I am so sorry, Carolyn, for your loss. I have fond memories..."
    - Jamie Kulinski (Ryder)
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    - Kris Waldron
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    - Charlene and George
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    - Kimberly Workman
  • "Larry was a rock for us when our Mom died and she loved him..."
    - Edie Welch
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Redington Funeral Home
5 Park Street
Waterville, ME

VASSALBORO - Larry Wayne Ricker, 68, of Vassalboro died unexpectedly on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, at his home. He was born in Skowhegan on Jan. 17, 1951, a son of Lucille (Burns) and Clarence Ricker. His father died when he was two, however, Lucille would marry Forrest Pinkham, a man who had what it took to be a dad to her children. Larry graduated from Anson Academy, class of 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, saw action in Vietnam and was awarded the Air Medal for outstanding and meritorious achievement during flight operations. He was a member of American Legion Post # 179 in South China.

In 1986, Larry had the good fortune to marry Carolyn Tobey and found in her, his soulmate. Throughout their 32 year marriage, Larry could make Carolyn smile and laugh. Over the years, Larry worked as a machinist and mechanic, was a trucker with C&L Ricker Trucking, worked for Statler Tissue, Dan's Used Cars, R&K Auto and Charlie Jenes, or was self-employed. He also built four race cars, his most recent being #60, which Caleb Willette has been driving for the past eight years. He was a member of the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association.

Larry loved hunting (among his trophies, a moose weighing over 800 pounds), fishing, snowmobiling, camping, four wheeling and traveling. He had a spontaneous spirit and was always ready to go anywhere, anytime. Trips to New Zealand, Germany, Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone, the Redwood Forest, PEI, Lake Ontario and Cape Breton are just a few cherished memories. He was known for his "heart of gold" that was always ready to help anyone in need. Add to that his easy going personality, his fondness for being a jokester, love of country music and being able to play guitar and set up impromptu "picking parties" – these all point to a man who was easily and greatly loved by all who knew him.

Larry is survived by his wife Carolyn; his brother, Wendell Ricker and his wife, Linda; his brother, Alan Pinkham and his wife, Gayle, his brother-in-law, Paul Granberg; his nieces: Angela, Tammy and Sherri-Ann, his nephews, Ron, Andrew, Chad, Chris and Jeff; as well as many, many special friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Patricia Granberg.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Branch Mills Cemetery, Branch Mills Road, in China. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with Larry's family.

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