Robert Irby Rikard

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Robert Irby Rikard, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, Miss. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with Rev. David Ard officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Oxford, Miss, to the late Robert L. and Madge Irby Rikard, Mr. Rikard was a retired State Trooper in Maryland and worked with the Tactical Unit. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marines Corp and served during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sherrie Sam Rikard and a brother, Peanut Rikard.

Survivors include son, Robert Shawn Rikard (Karla) of Pasadena, Md; sisters, Marie Moore of Flippin, Ark., Charlotte Ash (Ronnie) of Etta, Miss and Betty R. Grant (Mike) of Oxford, Miss; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Memorial contributions in Mr. Rikard’s memory may be made to Maryland State Troopers, 1300 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.

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