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Rickey Boyd Church

Rickey Church, age 58, of Whittier, NC, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Veronica Garrison and the son of the late Charles Church and Sara Reep. 

Rickey was disability retired from the United States Air Force. He was self-employed as a farmer and enjoyed being outdoors. Rickey dearly loved his family.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his step-daughter; Athena Mae Garrison.

Rickey is survived by his wife of 20 years; Veronica Garrison, two daughters; Ashley Lynn (Robert) Canipe, Kennedi Church, one son; Kasey Church, two step-sons; Joshua Garrison and Andrew Garrison and six grandchildren. 

No services are planned at this time per Rickey's wishes. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on a later date and will be published at that time. 

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.    

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Dad I am going to miss you so much. I know you are waking the streets of gold with your dad and grandmother. I love you and miss you.

Ashley Canipe Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM

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