Ricky A. McClendon


Ricky Antwan McClendon (41) was born on July 17, 1981, in Columbus, Ohio, to Vaynette McClendon and Ricky Allen. He went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Ricky attended Groveport City Schools and was a talented basketball player who loved sports. Ricky was a kind and loving person with a contagious smile. He loved to have a great time with family and friends, especially his son, Ricky Anthony.

He was preceded in death by infant son, Cortez McClendon, infant daughter, Shyenne McClendon, grandparents; Jesse Allen, Maxine Allen, Faye Edward McClendon, Sr., and James Smith, Sr.; uncles, Marty Allen and Jesse Allen.

In addition to his parents and step-father, Keith “Kazzy” Wilson, Ricky left many family members and special friends to cherish his memory, including his finance, Amanda Jobin, grandmother, Martha A. Smith, son, Ricky Anthony McClendon; brothers, Troy (Devyn) Hicks, Rashaun Love, Franco (Nettia) Calloway, and Isaiah Strain; sisters, Rickesha (Marshall) Sanders, Lashawna Love, Tineesha Allen, and Ashley (Albert) Watson; uncles, Faye Edward (Deborah) McClendon, Jr., Frank (Jodda) McClendon, Richard Reynolds and Kevin (Leigh) Allen; aunts, Linda Allen and Vickie Allen; a host of nieces, nephews, cousin; Rich Reynolds and special friends, Richard Reynolds Jr., Matt Steele, Brandon “T-Bone” McDougal, Nate “Phatz” Hodge, Brad McCarthy and Josh Seymour, and close friend; Josh Seymour

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, June 26, 2023, at Marlan Gary Chapel of Peace – 2500 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. Viewing will begin at 10AM and the service is from 11AM-12PM.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To ALL THOSE who are effected by Ricky untimely passing may God give comfort and strength during and after this difficult time Amen

  2. Marlena ‘Maude’ Diallo

    May Our Father in Heaven grant you peace and comfort during the transition of your loved one. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. To: Vaynette and the McClendon family. Deepest condolences on the loss of your son and love one I pray that God Comfort you and give you peace during this time.

  4. Chastity Puckett

    There are no words for the legacy Ricky Mac has left on our family. His shining personality and contagious smile will live on in our hearts.
    Ricky has made a difference in so many lives.
    We are grateful to have been a part of his life .
    We’re so very sorry
    Our hearts goes out to you and
    I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.

  5. Marzzellus Wilson

    Lil Ricky. You will never be forgotten sleep well, young man, and may God be with you. You were a hell of a kid and I hell of a man and believe me, it will be missed

  6. Rest Easy God has called his Angel Home. My Condolences and Prayers goes out to his family and Friends and Love ones Stay Strong

  7. Rev. Clarressa Thompson

    To the family:
    May the peace of God comfort you during this most difficult time.

    In prayer and love,
    True Healing Fellowships

  8. Phyllis D Wise

    I start with love and condolences to you and your family. I give my support to you in this sorrow. Ricky your first born will.be missed. I will always give you my support.
    Love you all

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