Richard Lynn Ricky Gwinn, 51, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 in Abilene. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. Viewing and visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Gwinn was born on December 15, 1956 in Knox City the son of Lewis Virgil Gwinn and Andree Rischard Gwinn. He grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High in 1975. He served in the US Army and had worked as a painter for many years. Ricky loved music, the outdoors, motorcycles and was and avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a loving caring person who took great pride in his work and his family. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Gwinn of Abilene; his children, Jessica Collins and husband Larry Gonzales, Justin Gwinn and wife Gretchen, and Bryan Gwinn all of Abilene; his parents, Lewis and DeeDee Gwinn of Abilene; brothers, Bobby Gwinn and wife Yolanda, Gary Gwinn and wife Tammy both of Abilene; grandchildren, Gunner Gonzales, Lenzi Gonzales and Madison Gwinn; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
An infant son, Aaron Lynn Gwinn preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.
went to school with ricky,ihave not seen him in a while i loved him like a brother so sorry for your loss i will miss him .
kirk and kay kelleyjustin, TX
Justin and Gary,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and your brother. He brought a lot of joy to everyone that he came in contact with and I am thankful that I had a chance to know him. If you all need anything at all let me know.
Adele MerchantAbilene, TX
To all the Gwinn Family: Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, son, brother, uncle or cousin. He was a friend of mine from Anson Jones Elementary even though I went to Franklin Ricky to Mann Junior High, we still remained friends. I left Abilene in 1972 had not seen Ricky since then. I also knew Bobby Gary. I still have family in Abilene online I saw the obit in the Abilene Reporter News. My prayers are with each everyone of you. Sincerely, Billie Jo Middleton Hester.
Billie J HesterLos Angeles, CA
rest in peace bro see ya on the other side may your family be blessed
robert leggettjones county, TX
I was blessed just 3 weeks ago to be able to see Ricky for the first time in about 25 years. He looked well, we talked a good while. He was one guy that always had a authentic smile on his face and dont ever remember him ever getting mad. I have always loved him as a brother as so many other friends of mine in Abilene has.
To all of his relatives, I am so sorry for your grief.
Take Care and may God Bless you and yours,
Scott DixCanyon Lake, TX
May God comfort Rickys family and friends . May he rest in peace .
Brenda Whitaker TuckerTye, TX
Debbie, Kids, Grandkids, Lewis and DeeDee,
We are very saddened to hear of the loss of Ricky. He was a very likeable guy and we have known the family for years. We had many good times together and his humor and quick wit will be sorely missed by many.
Our condolences to the entire family and our prayers are with you all during your time of grief. We are sorry.
Love, The Isom Family
Alberta Isom FamilyAbilene, TX
Mrs Debbie Gwinn:
Hi this is Alyssa I am terrys daughter we went saw you the other day me my dad my other sisters. Well i just want to tell you how sorry i am for your loss. I could not imagine the pain you are going through but ricky was my dads friend i thought he was the greatest. But remember Ricky is in a better place he is ALWAYS going to be watching over you your family. God Bless you your family
Alyssa Proctor :
Alyssa ProctorAbilene, TX
to all the Gwinn family so very sorry about your loss Ricky was a good guy a d good friend no holes barred we were friends 30years. once again very sorry
Terry Proctorabilene, TX
I can remember playing street football with Ricky when I was a boy on Victoria Street. Hell be greatly missed. My families condolences to all...
Mike BlackwellKyle, TX
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest thoughts go out to you and your family during your time of sorrow.
Mary TolentinoAustin, TX
Ricky was a wonderful person with a huge heart.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and all the lives he touched.
Andra Haddix StantonClearwater, FL
RICHARD WILL BE MISSED WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER AND OUR CHILDREN WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER ALSO. IS MOM DAD USE TO BRING THE CHILDREN TO MICKEYS TO EAT EVERYWEEK. RICHARD WILL BE GREATLY MISSED
MARVIN OLIVIA MITCHELL AND FAMILY
MARVIN MITCHELLABILENE, TX