Mr. Ricky Walker

Ricky walker

Ricky was born in Crestline, Ohio on August 9, 1964 to Cornelius and Jeannette (Brown) Walker who preceded him in death.

Ricky was a 1983 graduate of Bucyrus High School where he made lifelong friends and excelled in athletics. In 1986, Ricky joined the United States Navy where he became a licensed boiler operator until 1990.

Known as the loquacious one in the family, Ricky very rarely stopped talking. He was full of jokes and those in his presence could not help but laugh at his antics. Because of this, he didn’t know a stranger and had many friends throughout Crawford county and beyond. He had a very caring heart, often taking care of the lawns of elderly neighbors in his hometown of Bucyrus. Ricky didn’t miss a day of playing his “numbers” and was not stingy with his earnings when he got lucky and hit. He also faithfully worked out and loved spending time at the YMCA of Bucyrus.

Ricky is survived by his children: Jarell Ricky Walker of Columbus; Joshua Walker of Columbus; and Regan Walker of Mansfield; beloved grandson: Jodeci White of Mansfield; siblings: Toni Brooks of Columbus; Michael Brown Sr. of Bucyrus; Rebecca Bonham of Winston Salem, North Carolina; Cornelius (Deanna) Walker Jr. of North Robinson; Marcella (Frank) Bolden of Bucyrus; and LeAnn Walker-Williams of Crestline; and 9 nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are his two favorite cousins that were more like brothers to him: Melvin and Gary Walker and his “ride or die” niece Melissa (Frank) Petty who he affectionately called Missy Poo.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 212 East Livingston Avenue, Crestline, Ohio. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Frank Bolden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial contributions be made to the YMCA of Bucyrus,1655 E. Southern Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, MANSFIELD CHAPEL,753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Walker Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Trina Close Shanks

    Sending thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Ricky I gad we have met you are nice funny as hell you will be missed

  3. A good friend a loyal customer who left a mark on our hearts.
    My sincere deepest condolences to all the family.

  4. Candice R Fields

    Leann, Becky, Marcella, Bosco, Tony, and Mike, I was so saddened to hear about Ricky’s passing, we all use to have so much fun at mommas as you all are my brothers and sisters. Such a great guy, that smile, talking mess and a true mommas boy. Cherish all your memories growing up. Ricky was just like my brother.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRICKY RICKY YOU WILL BE MISSED BRO. I am still in disbelief as he is MOSDEF GONE TOO SOON. R.I.P BRO

  5. God bless the family of Ricky Walker may he rest in peace.

  6. My condolences to Ricky’s family.

  7. Katie Reese Hairston

    My deepest Condolences to the Family, my God comfort you in this time of loss of a love one. My prayers are with you!

  8. Dear cousin words cannot express. You are truly missed and loved. Rest now in peace.

  9. Sharion L Brown

    To : The Walker family
    I pray for love, strength, unity and peace for each of you. May God poor out all that you need to sustain EACH OTHER during this time of profound loss. Know that love will get you through. I send love, kindness, compassion, and prayers to help sustain you.
    My deepest sympathy to you all
    God Bless you!

  10. Toni, Leann, Marcella, Becky and the Walker family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I pray that your memories and your close bond will bring you comfort and peace as you grieve yet again. He will rest until such time as he awakens in a world where death will be no more, neither pain or sorrow. Revelation 21:4
    Love you Lynn and The Black Family

  11. Pebbles Campanella Napakh

    My deepest sympathies to Ricky’s family.
    I was a classmate of Ricky’s. I remember him as having a great sense of humor and he was always with a smile. We skated together at the roller rink in Bucyrus back in the day. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

  12. Charlotte shields

    To the family, sorry for your loss. Look to God he is ready willing and able to help you. Sorry I can not with you, but I am there in spirit.
    Charlotte Shields

  13. Bud & MaryPat Davis

    Our condolences to Leann and the Walker Family

  14. Lisa Williams-Velasco

    Prayers to Ricky’s family. It was so nice to see Ricky at the Crestline class reunion of 1983 & sharing all those memories of growing up in Crestline & waiting for the bus. Ricky always had a special place in my heart & I will miss him. Gone way too soon! Rest in peace my dear friend. God has a special place up there for you & I will see you on the other side.❤️

  15. Sending heartfelt condolences to the family.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence & Carmen

  16. Sending prayers and condolences to the entire family. Hard to believe Ricky has passed away, whenever he was in Marion he made sure he stopped by my house and we both would share in laughter. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten.

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