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Haskel James "Jim" RicardJanuary 4, 1942 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 75)
Haskel James “Jim” Ricard Jr. 75 passed away May 12, 2017. He was born January 4, 1942 in Springdale, South Carolina. He was the oldest son of Hack and Melva Ricard.
A life long member of Faith Lutheran Church, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, JoAnn S. Ricard and three children, Jamey Ricard (Jeanne), Juston Ricard (Tammy), and Joni Coleman (Brad). His grandchildren are Tanner, Jacob, Sydney, Josie, Jayne and sister-in-law, Cindy. He was predeceased by his brother, Bobby Ricard.
After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he worked for Baker Equipment Company before starting his own business, Ricard’s Welding. After earning his Eagle Scout Award as a young man, he later served as Scoutmaster of Troop 1. He received both the Silver Beaver and Lamb Award. He served in the South Carolina National Guard in the 133rd MP Company.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 15 at Faith Lutheran Church at 1717 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church. Barr-Price Funeral Home is assisting the family.