John Angelo Ricketts

John Angelo Ricketts, 70, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away on November 3, 2022. John was born on January 21, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Frances Sauro and Earliss Radford Ricketts.

John earned a degree in Automotive Technology and worked as a professional driver. He spent 28 years in the Teamsters Union. He also worked at Groendyke Transport for nine years. John loved going to the races and riding his motorcycles all over the country. He loved classic country music and Elvis Presley. He was very generous and loved to be there for anyone in need. Most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and was always our hero and rock.

He is survived by his four children, Brian, Sean, Shae Plattenburg and Kylie Wine; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; his mother, Mary; brother, Steve; sister, Janine; brother, Mike; and several nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

I absolutely thought the world of John. He was always a great friend a great guy to ride the motorcycle with and to just overall talk to. We’ve spent many a trip together my husband Brian and um we’re in the same line of business Hauling gas for many years. I can honestly say I have never met a better man. My condolences go to all of his children and his family. You will all be in our prayers. Brian and Donna Knipp.