Born July 30, 1944, at Clarkton, Mo., he was a son of Marguerite Elizabeth Brigman Southern Ricks of Campbell and the late Arvil Henry Southern . He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was a retired telephone repairman and of the Pentecostal faith.
Other survivors include a brother, Larry Ricks of Flower Mound, Texas and a sister, Sue Perkins of St. Louis.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, August 28, at Landess Funeral Home in Campbell.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 29, at Landess Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Turner officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.