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“We have lost a great friend yet we are happy to know that, through hope, this loss is temporary for Joh 11: 25 mentions that we will see him AGAIN. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gadiel Hernandez - Houston, TX

“Brent was such a thoughtful and kind man. Whenever he saw a need he always took the time to try and help. He said that he saw his mother doing good...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Bird - Houston, TX - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Romano - acquaintance

“Brent was the Big Older Brother I never had, grew up with him and he always looked out for me then and now. 7th Avenue Brotherhood for life and one...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Anthony Romano - Sterling, IL

“I met Brent Ricks in Kapalua and he became a friend and a special golf partner with me. He visited a couple of times at the theatre and I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Shoji Tabuchi and family - MO

“Brent,On behalf of my entire family I will bid you farewell. We have enjoyed over thirty years of memories with you. We will remember your homemade...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Scott Dillon - Kansas City, MO

“Rest well, friend ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: James Sharpton - nyc - friend

“My heart is breaking.Sometimes you wonder why God takes someone so young. Brent he must have needed someone to help with the sound system in Heaven....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jeannie Leal - STERLING, IL


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Brent Edward Ricks
It is with great sadness that the family of Brent Ricks announces his unexpected passing on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the age of 57 years, in Houston, Texas.
Brent was born November 22, 1960 in Sterling, the son of Edward and Nancy (Eshleman) Ricks. He was a 1978 graduate of Rock Falls High School. He attended Northern Illinois University. After college, Brent worked at National Manufacturing in Sterling. He then worked in guest services at the Kapalua Golf Resort in Lahaina, Maui, from 1998-2005. In 2006, he relocated to Houston, Texas, working at the Second Baptist Church as a sound technician up until his death. He had a passion for music being the collector of many albums. Brent enjoyed helping people out. He enjoyed cooking his famous pizza and fried chicken for others.
Brent will be lovingly remembered by sister Regina Cox (DeWayne Williams) of Rock Falls, his brother Dolph (Karen) Ricks of Dixon, nieces: Stepheny (Brian) Coers, Kelsi (Odin) Spinka, Allison Ricks, Kaylie Ricks; his nephews: Jessy Williams, Zachary Vandervort, Jacob Andrews, William Andrews, and Henry Spinka.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation will be from 10:00AM -11:30 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:30 AM Pastor Scott Porter of Abiding Word Church, Sterling officiating. Burial will follow at Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com