Ricky A. Garretson

Ricky A. Garretson, 52, of Dunbar, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was an eight-year volunteer for the Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop, was an avid fisherman and loved John Wayne westerns. Ricky was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways, North Charleston Division.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benot F. Garretson Jr.

Ricky is survived by his mother, Jo Ann (Straughan) Garretson; brother, Paul L. Garretson and wife, Michele; aunt, Patsy (Lloyd) McIntyre of Charleston; uncles, William (Henrietta) Straughan of Roebuck, S.C., and Harry (Kathy) Straughan of Strongsville, Ohio; and several cousins.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, with Lloyd E. McIntyre III officiating. Friends and family will begin to gather at 10:30 a.m. at the cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

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