Memorial service for Richard Lee “Ricky” Cruz, age 40, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 12pm on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 11am to 12pm on Saturday at Higgins.
Ricky was born June 4, 1982, in Apache Junction, AZ. He was a proud veteran of the US Army and served three tours of duty overseas. Ricky was a member of the Unitarian Church in Tullahoma, and he enjoyed playing disc golf, hiking, journaling, and photography. He was a loyal friend and loved by many. Ricky passed away February 7, 2023, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Kerri Candida Cruz; daughter, Tessa Cassandra Cruz (Alexander Dyer); sons Edwin Cullen Cruz, Atreyu Metzler; grandchildren, Bradley Christian Cruz Dyer, Persephone Elizabeth Marie Dyer, Axel Lander McCormick Dyer; siblings, Danielle Palagyi, Jacob Imhoff; in-laws, Edwin and Janet Cruz; and nephew, Willyam Cruz. Ricky was preceded in death by his siblings, Tommy Petito, Gina Petito, Denise Imhoff; and grandson, Aidan Lee Thomas Anglin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VFW Post 2167, 2007 Wilson Parkway, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Richard Lee Cruz.