Ricky was born on June 15th, 1959, in Screven County to the late Mr. Clifford McClain and Mrs. Birdie Mae McClain.
He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Danny Tanner, in Sacramento, Calif., until he was in high school and they moved back to Georgia.
He graduated from Statesboro High School in 1977 and then served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
Following his service, he met the love of his life, Karen Miller, and they married in 1980 and began raising a family together.
Ricky was a hard worker who retired following many years of service, including over 26 years as a postal contract driver.
He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, vacationing at Clarks Hill with family and he loved going to the race track with his son and working as “crew chief” and “co-owner” for his son, Ricky, #55.
Ricky’s passion in life was the time spent with his wife, his children and grandchildren and his friends.
He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 40 years, Karen Miller McClain; his daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Matt Mann; his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Jr. and Alyssa McClain; his grandchildren, Carter Mann, Kinsley Mann, Karsyn Mann, Rhett McClain and Aubree McClain; his brothers, Cliff McClain and Scotty Tanner; and his wife’s sisters, Debi Denny (Bill), Pam Harris (Robert Boyd) and Christina Miller.
The service was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ricky Allen officiating. Interment was at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It is sure going to be hard,
Here without you.
We love you, Ricky.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, June 24, 2021
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