Mr. Oliver “Tony” Rickard, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, in a Cartersville nursing facility.

Mr. Rickard was born in Rome, GA on March 2, 1956, son of the late Oliver Larry Rickard and the late Violet Ann Green Rickard. He attended East Rome High School and attended South Broad Baptist Church. He was a member of Oostanaula Lodge #113, F. & A. M. and was a member of the Rome Shrine Club. Prior to ill health, he was employed by Metaldyne, Inc. as a machine operator with 35 years of service.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Patterson (James), Rome; a son, Corey Rickard (Jaime), Dallas, GA; a brother, Chris Rickard, Rome; 3 sisters, Terry Flowers (Arnold), Rome, Sherry Green (Eric), Birmingham, AL, and Tammy Bridges, Rome; 4 grandchildren, Kendall, Sydney, Graham and Madison Rickard; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Ricky Studdard will officiate. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Oostanaula Lodge #113 F. & A. M. in charge of graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 1pm until time for the service.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.