Ellison Lingo Rickards Jr., fireman, mechanic

February 12, 2024

Ellison “Rick” Lingo Rickards Jr., 75, of Dagsboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, Pa.

Rick was born in Lewes June 16, 1948, son of the late Ellison Lingo Rickards Sr. and Alice (Baker) Rickards. He had worked for Collins & Ryan and Melvin Joseph Construction Company before owning and operating Rickards Garage in Dagsboro until the mid-‘90s.

Rick was an active member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company, where he had served as a chief engineer until his health declined and he wasn’t able to volunteer any longer.  He also enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his garage, and working on vehicles, which is a passion that he has passed on to his grandchildren.    

Rick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Georgia (Vickers) Rickards; a daughter, Renae McCabe and her husband Jason of Millsboro, and Adam Dean Rickards of Dagsboro; three grandsons, Caleb McCabe, Joshua McCabe and Aiden Twigg; and a sister, Mary Anne Cordrey of Millsboro.  

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at Dagsboro Redmen’s Memorial Cemetery.

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