Ricky Gene Dove, 67 of Dillsboro passed away suddenly Saturday July 14 at High Point Health. Ricky was born Saturday August 19, 1950 in Cincinnati the son of Orville and Jean (Heidt) Dove. He married Patricia A. (Suttmann) Dove June 22, 1974, who survives. He was a retired Postal Service employee. He served his country for 4 years in the US Air Force.
Ricky was a member of the DAV and the Dillsboro Civic Club. He also was very active in the Dillsboro community. He had previously helped with the Special Olympics and had served on the Green Township (Mack) Fire Dept. He liked woodworking, fishing, reading, and giving those grandkids tractor rides.
Ricky is survived by wife, Patricia, daughters Jennifer (Jason) Shultz of Moores Hill; Kimberly (Chris) Pelfrey of Dayton; Julie (Michael) Downey of Maineville, Ohio; brothers Orville, Allen, Terry and Ronnie (Lisa) Dove; grandchildren Connor Sexton, Hannah and Hudson Downey and Zillah Pelfrey, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a sister Tammy Dove and his parents.
Graveside services will be held at 1PM Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro with the American Legion Chaplain officiating. Full military rites will be provided by the Northcutt Laaker American Legion Post #292 of Dillsboro. Visitation will be 11-12:45PM at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home at Dillsboro. Memorials may be made to the donors choice. Filter-DeVries Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover St, Box 146, (812)432-5480, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018. Go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.