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Rickey Lee Yant

February 6, 1950 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 68)


Rickey Lee Yant, age 68, passed away on Monday June 4, 2018 in Fort Walton Beach Florida. He was born in 1950 to George and Lucille Yant. His parents preceded him in death.  Rick enjoyed volunteering at church and the local food bank. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing golf.  He was a lifetime member of Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P) Lodge #1 in Tucson, AZ.  Rick leaves many cherished memories to his daughter Cheryl L. Atts (Marko) of Las Cruces, NM; son Bradley S. Yant (Alma)of Tucson, AZ; stepdaughter Kimberly Campbell of Henderson, NV; sister Carolyn Miller (Vincent) of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren Emilee, Ben, Michelle, Ashton, Tenley, and Milo; great grandchildren Maverick and Mikey Jr. and niece Krissy Stewart (Kevin).  A Prayer service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church of Fort Walton Beach, FL, on Friday, June, 8, 2018 at 10am with Dr. Scott Hohn officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made in Rick’s honor to Trinity United Methodist (Imagine Fund).  Rick would also like to leave a few words to all so please read those words below:

The Train of Life

At Birth we boarded the train and met our parents with the belief they will always travel on our side.  However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.  As time goes by, other people will board the train; including but not limited to our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.  over the years the  course of time, many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.  Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats.  this train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.  Success consists of having good relationships with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.  The mystery of the travel is that we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.  So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.  It is important to do this because when time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.  I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.  Reap success and give lots of love.  More importantly, THANK GOD FOR THE JOURNEY.  Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.

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