He served in the United States Navy and was a retired High Voltage Electrician for Reedy Creek Energy Services. He was a proud brother and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 606 in Orlando, FL. Ricky's motto was "God, Family and Country."
Ricky leaves to cherish his memory, wife Gail (Tripkovich) Heaton of Ocoee; two sons Dustin James Heaton of Orlando, Aaron Paul Heaton of Ocoee; three sisters, Gail Bellow, Jana Heaton, Kristi Heaton, brother Shelby Howell, all of Houston; mother-in-love Joan Duhon; daughter-in-love Jessica Heaton; one grandchild and an extremely large loving extended family.
The viewing will be open to family and friends at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am on Monday, March 28th 2022 with military honors at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL, with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL Fellowship will follow the burial at the Heaton home.
In addition to flowers for the funeral service, memorial donations can be made to: Central Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Charitable Foundation, 2738 Forsyth Road, Winter Park, FL 32792 or DAV.org (Disabled American Veterans).