The Richmond Register


March 19, 2014

Dr. Truett Ricks,78

Former dean of EKU College of Law Enforcement

Formerly of Richmond — Dr. Truett Ricks,78, retired dean of the College of Law Enforcement (now the College of Justice and Safety) at Eastern Kentucky University for more than 14 years, died peacefully at the VA Hospital in Lexington on March 18, 2014.  

He was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church, the Oleika Shrine and was a 50-year Mason.

Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Ricks served as an associate dean and professor at the University. Dr. Ricks served as a member of the Kentucky Crime Commission and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, serving as the chair for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, and as chair of its curriculum committee.

Dr. Ricks was the author of several books on Security and Police Management. After retirement, he was president of Ricks International Consulting Inc., that provides consulting services to clients in the United States, Great Britain and Nigeria.  

Dr. Ricks began his career in law enforcement as a clerk with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. While serving as a patrol officer, and detective sergeant with the Memphis, Tennessee, Police Department, he received his B.A. and M.B.A. at the University of Memphis.

He received his Ph.D. at Florida State University where he also was employed as an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology.

Truett is preceded in death by: his father, Herman Ricks; and mother, Winnie Belle Crawford Ricks, of Bolivar, Louisiana; his wife, Betty Ricks; and daughter, Sherry Lynn Ricks.  

He is survived by: his son, Bobby and daughter-in-law Kathy of Berea; daughter, Tammy of Richmond; three grandchildren, Emily (Marvin), Laura (Jason) and Truett Graham (Ashley); two great-grandchildren, Emily and Tanner; brothers and sister, J.C. Ricks (Iris) of Amite, La., Donald Ricks (Emma Dean) of Eva, Ala., Martha Ann “Pris” (Robert) Garrison of Walker, La., and William Ricks (Pamela) of Hammond, La.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Richmond Church of Christ with visitation from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Interment will be at the Forrest Cemetery, Brownsville, Tenn.

The family asks that memorials be made to Potter Children’s home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.


Text Only
  • 07.25 Brandenburg.jpg Leona W. 'Granny' Brandenburg, 90

    Leona W. “Granny” Brandenburg, 90, passed away Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Patrick O. Campbell, 42

    Services for Patrick O. Campbell, 42, husband of Amber Campbell and son to Mary Lee Brooks, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. at the church.

    July 24, 2014

  • 07.25 Gilbert photo.jpg Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90

    Ozella Hurst Gilbert, 90, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Harris Jr., 83

    James Harris Jr., 83, formerly of Richmond, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ada Belle Powell, 91

    Ada Belle Powell, 91, widow of Wesley Allen Powell of Richmond, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the Kenwood Health and Rehab Center.

    July 21, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Butler Moore, 70

    Mrs. Joyce Ann Butler Moore, 70, of Gibson Lane, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home.

    July 16, 2014

  • 07.17 Gross.jpg Donald C. Gross Sr., 73

    Donald C. Gross Sr., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07.17 FOLEY .jpg Russell Leonard Timothy ‛Tim’ Foley, 55

    Russell Leonard Timothy “Tim” Foley, 55, of Berea, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Willie Cain, 92

    Graveside services for Willie Cain, 92, who died Saturday, will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home.

    July 16, 2014

  • Chun Ye Richardson, 68

    Chun Ye Richardson, 68, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    July 16, 2014

AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results