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Ricky Waltman

September 8, 1953 — December 12, 2023

Lake, MS

Ricky Waltman, 70, of Lake passed away on December 12, 2023 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. A public visitation will be held on Friday, December 15 from 10:00AM-12:45PM at Salem Baptist Church with a service to follow at 1pm.  Reverend Larry Duncan will be officiating. Graveside service and internment will take place in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ricky was born on September 8, 1953 in Scott County to his parents, Freeman and Evelyn Emmons Waltman. Ricky met the love of his life, Sherry Gunn, and they were married in 1970. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and a loyal friend to many. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Secretary and was a former deacon. After working many years as an electrical technician, he retired from the Nissan Factory in Canton, MS. He was a God fearing man who loved the Lord. He was a humble, kind and precious man who never met a stranger. There was no one that he wouldn't help and was willing to give the shirt off his back. To know Ricky was to love him. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, and tinkering in his shop with wood or metalworks.

He was preceded  in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Sherry Gunn Waltman of Lake; daughter, Stacey (Howard) Mitchell of Lake; son, Brian (Andrea) Waltman of Canton; four grandchildren, Gavin Waltman, Valerie Rayne Waltman, Colton Mitchell, and Matt Mitchell; one sister, Carolyn Stroud of Lake; three brothers, Phil (Martha) Waltman of Lake, Larry (Linda) Waltman of Harahan, LA; Billy (Sue) Waltman of Lake.

Pallbearers will be: Johnny Emmons, Randy Emmons, Joey Emmons, Bob Butler, David Gunn, and Matt Mitchell

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Donnie Cleveland and the Deacons at Salem Baptist Church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

10:00am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Salem Baptist Cemetery

2380 Salem Rd, Lake, MS 39092

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Salem Baptist Church

2380 Salem Rd, Lake, MS 39092

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Salem Baptist Cemetery

2380 Salem Rd, Lake, MS 39092

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