Obituary- Ricky Lynn Himes (1959 – 2020)


Ricky Lynn Himes of Parks, Arkansas passed from this life, Wednesday October 21, 2020 at his home in Parks, Arkansas. Ricky was born May 19, 1959 in Mena, Arkansas to J.E. Himes and Betty Faye (Rath) Himes. He was 61 years old.

Ricky was married to Marilyn Kay (Atchley) Himes. Ricky loved to hunt and fish in the Arkansas wilderness. Ricky served in the Navy for 2 years, from 1977 to 1979. Ricky then worked in construction for over 44 years, owning Himes Construction for 38 of those years, where he dealt with both residential and commercial projects. He was a hard worker. He was a man that was proud of his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ricky leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Marilyn Kay (Atchely) Himes, his son Chris Himes and wife Leeann Himes, their kids Kinzie, Gabe, and Abby of Greenwood, Arkansas, his son Bob Himes and wife Rachel Himes, their children, Dalton, Ridge, and Aaron of Parks, Arkansas, 3 brothers and a sister, Bill and Marie Himes, Jim and Sara Himes, Russell Himes, and also Jenny and Kent Stone. Ricky also leaves behind numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends that he made throughout his life, with Mark Pierce and Jimmy Ray Sims being mentioned as his best friends.

Ricky was preceded in death by his mother and father, Betty Faye (Rath) Himes and J.E. Himes.

Ricky’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor Mckay officiating.

Ricky’s pallbearers will be Tyler Himes, J.T. Atchely, Nathan Franklin, William Himes, and E.J. Himes, and Gracie Himes. Honorary pallbearers will be his best friends, Mark Pierce and Jimmy Ray Sims.

The family wanted to give a special thanks to Dr. Patrick Fox and Elite Home Health & Hospice.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends that do attend the service must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. 

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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