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    Monday, June 14 2021
    Richard Dennis

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 05:02 pm   |  Permalink   |  19 Comments  |  Email
    My thoughts and prayers sent to Rick's family. He was a great musician and a great guy.
    Posted by Bill Bradley on 06/15/2021 - 06:26 PM
    Iam so sorry to hear this. May god bless
    Posted by Robert Lindsey on 06/15/2021 - 07:59 PM
    Condolences. I am so very sorry to hear this. It's been a while since we've seen each other but we were friends from first grade on. Such a good man.
    Posted by Charles Arvin on 06/15/2021 - 11:39 PM
    My condolences to his thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be playing sweet music in heaven with all the greats now.
    Posted by Kris gregory-king on 06/16/2021 - 03:47 AM
    We are so shocked and sorry to hear about Ricky's passing. Our deepest condolences so his Daughter and family. God give her strength at this time of sorrow. We are sending our prayers and thoughts.
    Posted by Shaun and Diana on 06/16/2021 - 07:04 AM
    We are going to miss him. God bless his family. Great musician.
    Posted by Laur on 06/16/2021 - 08:37 AM
    An utter loss to anyone he touched through either his joyful charm or his incredible talent. It's been a privilege having known you, and even greater an honor to have shared the connection of music that only musicians know. Godspeed to your new heavenly home.
    Posted by Matthew Early on 06/16/2021 - 09:44 AM
    I've known Ricky for a long time and I feel like he is one of my children. The last time I heard from him was on Mother's Day. He wished me a happy Mothers Day. He always remembered me on special occasions. Ricky, I love you and will miss you dearly. You were not only a good musician but a very good person in every way. Go rest in peace. Condolences to his fammily.
    Posted by Joyce T. Taylor on 06/16/2021 - 12:57 PM
    What a lost a straight up great man I hunted ,fished, had a drink or two with him fought fire in the Victoria fire dept.with Ricky I will c u again one day my friend until then keep the music in heaven going the music in Virginia will never be the same and to the family I am so sorry for your loathe will always be missed!
    Posted by Ronnie long on 06/16/2021 - 01:05 PM
    Layne and I are shocked and very sad to hear that cousin Ricky passed unexpectedly. I really need God to help me with this one. My mom told me the story of my young cousin Ricky asking if he could have an old mandolin found in our grandmother's home. The rest is history as Ricky became a great musician. His love of family and music was his gift to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ricky's daughter, grandson, and friends.
    Posted by Joel and Layne on 06/16/2021 - 02:58 PM
    See you on the other side. Save us a seat. Rest easy my friend.
    Posted by Sarah Chamberlayne on 06/16/2021 - 05:11 PM
    My heart is broken to hear this about Ricky he was a big part of our Bluegrass family and will be missed. RIP MY FRIEND
    Posted by Brenda Lawson on 06/16/2021 - 07:28 PM
    We lost a great guy!! Rip in peace my friend.
    Posted by tim newcomb on 06/16/2021 - 07:55 PM
    Rest In Peace my Central High classmate and friend. Condolences and prayers to family and friends.
    Posted by Bernard Tisdale on 06/16/2021 - 08:52 PM
    Ricky was a good guy and surely will will be missed
    Posted by Lewis Lafoon on 06/17/2021 - 10:56 PM
    We are still in disbelief of Ricky's passing. You have not only been a great musician but an even greater friend. Ricky and my husband go back many years since they were young playing Bluegrass music together, he was like a brother to him. Ricky was a man with such genuine kindness. In the past few years we have both have had medical issues going on and he always reached out to me to let me know he was there and to call him if we needed anything at all. We will miss him greatly. Prayers for his daughter, Kaitlynn and his little grandson, Milo, may God comfort her in the days ahead along with other family and friends. Your music will go on in heaven. Fly high with those heavenly angels. 💙
    Posted by Carlton & Della Stell on 06/18/2021 - 11:59 AM
    To the family of Ricky I am unable to attend the services You are in my prayers Ricky
    Posted by Kenneth Lang on 06/18/2021 - 06:53 PM
    We sent our condolences to you and family and friends
    Posted by Ray Tisdale on 06/19/2021 - 02:01 PM
    Great song writer, will miss His dry humor and entertaining Stories.
    Posted by Bobby and Mary Anna Wilcox on 06/23/2021 - 12:07 PM

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    Richard Dennis “Ricky” Slaughter, Jr., 62, of Kenbridge, VA died June 14, 2021. He was the son of the late Dick and Alease Slaughter. He is survived by his daughter Kaitlynn N. Slaughter (Brittany); his grandson, Milo; extended family and many friends. Ricky was a 1977 graduate of Central High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing the mandolin. He played in numerous bluegrass bands over his lifetime. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 7PM in the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Lunenburg Health Services, PO Box 121, Victoria, VA 23974

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