Rickey “Rick” Allen Whipkey, 59, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Calvin Winters officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Rick was born June 20, 1958 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Carl Dean Whipkey and Lois Marie Coffey Whipkey. He has lived in the Borger and Fritch area all his life. Rick worked for Daniel’s, Fish and Zachry Construction until he got sick fourteen years ago.
Rick liked to fish when he was able to. He liked to work in his shop building different things. Rick was a craftsman’s craftsman!
He is preceded in death by his dad, Carl Dean Whipkey; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, Lois Whipkey of Fritch; brothers, Timothy Neil Whipkey of Borger, Douglas Raye Whipkey of Baytown; sister, Carla Jean Fite of Borger; and several nieces and nephews.
Rick was one of the best neighbors a girl can have. Thank you Rick for laying the concrete slap in the ditch by my childhood home so I can ride my bike in it or just play in it. Louis sorry for you loss. Have fun fishing in heaven with Jesus
Manda HolcombFt Worth, TX
I am so very sorry to hear about Ricky. I send you our deepest sympathy and prayers. Some of my fondest memories of growing up were when all of us on Wisconsin played and ran around together. Eternal rest grant unto Ricky and may Hod comfort you. Paula Stark Felker
Paula Stark FelkerBorger, TX
Rick was a nice guy. He is with our Lord & Savior now. My condolences to his loved ones. May God comfort you in your loss.
Paula DeweyBorger, TX
Rick was the closest I ever had to a father and raised me during most of my adolescent life. He introduced me to fishing which is now a passion of mine. He played a huge part into shaping me into the man I am today. He will be greatly missed.
William FisherAmarillo, TX
Our sincerest condolences to the family. May God give the peace and comfort that only He can to each of you during this difficult time.
Tim and Marilyn GreenhouseFritch, TX
Rick was a great Neighbor and a friend!! He will be missed
John PhippsStockbridge, GA
I’m so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a good friend to me. He was a good man.
Denise Mills FonnellBushland, TX
I'm very sorry to hear of Rick passing , I offer my condolences to all of his family and loved ones .
Rest in peace Rick,you were a good Man and boss.
James WrightAmarillo, TX
So sorry to hear about Ricky. We all have fond memories growing up in Huber Camp! Thinking of all of you.
Kay Tubbs Klaus
Kay Tubbs KlausAmarillo, TX
Rick was a sweetheart that had a hard life. I always got a kick out of him when I could get that cocky smile. He will be missed! Prayers for all.
Geraldine TollisonSanford, TX
Rest in piece Rick, you were a good man and boss.
James Wright, TX
To the entire Whipkey family...My deepest condolences for your loss...Rick was a friend of mine for 32 years...couldn't find a harder worker or greater guy... I am going to miss him
Michael "Yankee" RobertsBorger, TX
So sad to hear of Rick's passing. Have many fond memories of Rick from our younger days. He was a great guy. Had many good visits with him out at the plant. Rest in Peace my friend, and prayers for comfort for your mom and family.
Terry CollinsFritch, TX
Rick will never be forgotten. Many good memories. Many prayers for you all. God bless.
Dick & Lisa (Cates) GrandmaisonCarrollton, TX
Sorry for y'alls loss.
Casey WittFritcb, TX
Dear Tim, Miss Lois and family,
So sad to hear of Rick’s passing. He was a good man and so talented! My most fervent prayers for God to strengthen you all now and give you peace in the days ahead while knowing that he is with both his fathers now, his earthly father and his Heavenly Father!
Michael, Jared & Derek Parrish
Natalie RawlinsBorger, TX
To all the Family,
Many years make many memories. May you keep Rick close in all your memories. It's never an easy thing to say goodbye to the ones we love!
Remember the wonderful fun times all of you had together. I have known
this family for many years and I too have great memories.
Remember with God there are no endings, only endless beginnings ....
Our Love & Sympathy,
Bobby & Susan Borchardt
Susan Miller BorchardtBorger, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. So many memories of Rickey from his childhood.
We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Charles, Shirley and VIckie
Charles and Shirley Powell and Vickie MortonAmarillo, TX
So sorry to hear about Rick. To live in the hearts of others is to live forever.
Lori DavisPORT ARTHUR, TX