John Allen Rickard, age 74 of Sardis, Georgia, passed away January 17, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on April 6, 1943 in Leoti, Kansas, the son of James and Vivian (Tripp) Rickard.
On September 20, 1968, he was married to Donita Ann Shandy. She preceded him in death in 2005.
John was a police officer in Junction City and Wellsville, Kansas. He enjoyed painting and his animals.
He is survived by one daughter, Robin Ramsey of Wichita; one son, George Rickard of Augusta, Georgia; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two sisters, Nancy White and husband Michael of New York and Nellie Hoffman of Morganville.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Barry Rickard. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Riley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the DV Farm and may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.