Olen R. Ricketts, Jr., 89, of Axtell, Texas died Wednesday May 9, 2018.

Olen R. Ricketts, Jr., 89, of Axtell, Texas died Wednesday May 9, 2018. He was born November 7, 1928 in Rio Vista, Texas and grew up there. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He married Clora Ella (Snookie) Allen on July 19, 1964 in Waco. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2011. He retired from TSTI where he taught carpentry for many years, specializing in cabinets. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by 3 step-children: Chris Sanderman Daniels of McKinney, Mary Sanderman Samford of Hewitt and Ethleyn Ann Sanderman Coffaro of Lewisville. 5 grandchildren: Melissa, John, Holly, Preston and Lauren. 5 great-grandchildren: Blake, Sydney, Rory, Quinn and Riley.

Graveside service will be 2 P.M. Monday May 14, 2018 at the Wingate Cemetery directed by Winters Funeral Home.