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Jay Edward Ricks, 55, owned and operated J. Ricks Construction Company

Jay Edward Ricks
Jay Edward Ricks

HOLLY RIDGE — Jay Edward Ricks, 55, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at home.

Jay was born Dec. 18, 1963, in Smithfield, son of Frances Hutchinson Ricks and the late Franklin Edward Ricks. In 2006, his wife, Donna Jean Ricks, preceded him in death.

Jay graduated from Dixon High School. He owned and operated J. Ricks Construction Company for many years in the Topsail Surf city area. His hobbies were fishing, grilling and cooking. He closely followed NASCAR and was a big Jimmie Johnson fan. Jay also loved Sunday football with the Washington Redskins and was a big-hearted Carolina fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Elisha M. Smith (Jonathon); son, Timmy Edens; four grandchildren, Zander, Piper, and Sutton Wendt and Season Edens; two brothers, Jeff Ricks (LuAnn) and Jody Ricks; two sisters Janice Noble (Roger) and Julie Divinie (Frankie); two stepchildren, Morgan and Megan; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special pet, “Baby.”

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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