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Ricky Joe Steed

June 15, 1959 — March 15, 2023

Ricky Joe Steed, 63, of Athens, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Ricky was born on June 15, 1959, in Fort Gordon, Georgia to the late Charles and Dorthy Steed. He enjoyed reading, watching movies and sports, and listening to rock music. Ricky was of the Baptist Faith.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Tonya Steed.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Clarista (Joe) Brooks of Chatsworth, GA, Melanie (Dean) Vann of Dalton, GA, and Jennifer (Ricky) Pierce of Dalton, GA; sisters, Linda (Tim) Rentschler of St. Louis, MO, and Debra Steed Schmehl of Brandon, FL; his brother, Tony (Ginger) Steed of Etowah, TN; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, his partner Debby Puckett; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Graveside service will be held at Goodsprings Cemetery at 11:30 am with Reverend Noel Caldwell officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made in Ricky’s name to help with his final cost.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Ricky or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at Companion Funeral Home of Athens and the Cody family are honored to assist the family with these arrangements.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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