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Rickey Ray Hannah
  • June 30, 1953
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  • August 16, 2016

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If men were measured by how much they loved, how much they were loved, and the number of on-the-verge-of-unbelievably-crazy-and-hilarious-stories, Rickey Ray would be richer than Donald Trump. (Trump, who Rickey would probably not vote for…but Hillary? Nice time to exit, Dad.)

 Rickey Ray was a proud Vietnam veteran and United States Marine. He was second in his whole battalion, second only because he had a tough time following orders when he first enlisted in 1972. While his wise-cracking attitude sometimes worked against him, Rickey worked hard to become a sharpshooter and proudly served the country he loved. Rickey was an even prouder father and grandfather. He entered his daughter’s life when she was seven but embraced her as his own from the start. He attended plays, cheer leading practices, field trips, and football games. He stood next to fellow parents cheering from the bleachers always with the collar and sleeves of his Seabreeze High School t-shirts cut off. And when his daughter headed to college, Rickey traded his Alabama sweatshirt for a Florida State one. Rickey told tall tales starring colorful characters with outcomes that would leave listeners in awe with tears of laughter streaming down their face. His friends and family can quote some of his famous stories, or tell you about others they witnesses first hand. Rickey most loved telling stories about his granddaughter. Two days after Rickey’s 59th birthday, he was given a granddaughter who he believed hung the moon. Rickey and his granddaughter were partners in crime, often spoiling appetites with copious amounts of sour Skittles and staying up way past bed time to watch movies they’d seen a million times.  The number one girl in Rickey Ray’s life though, was his long time significant other. After over 23 years together, that man loved his lady more than any love story ever written. Flowers just because, playful teasing, and hugs that were a little too tight and long, never faded. Rickey’s love for Anne is what a daughter and granddaughter should be exposed to. It’s the kind of love that every woman deserves and hopes for. The kind that makes 23 years fly by and seem like not nearly enough time.  Everyone who knows Rickey Ray will also call him a loyal, passionate, and funny friend (they’ll also call him a hard ass) and a loving family man. Rickey is survived by his girls: Anne Cox (significant other), Allison Cox (daughter), and Mila Cox (granddaughter); his mother, Mary Pantconi; sister and brother-in-law, Paula “Kay” and Ron Hudson; brother, James “David” Hannah; brother and sister-in-law Jeffery “Toby” and Valorie Hannah; many nieces and nephews; and too many friends to count.  Rickey Ray’s family will be hosting a celebration of his life at Frank’s Place in Ormond by the Sea, 1544 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32176, on Sunday, August 21st, starting at 1PM. Please feel free to stop by.


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  1. 23 Sep 2016
    Ray the Wrack lit a candle:
    Lit since September 23, 2016 at 9:54:42 AM

  2. 22 Sep 2016
    Ray the Wrack says:
    You will always be remembered Rickey Ray, love you bro, see you in the other side!!

  3. 23 Aug 2016
    Linda says:
    Rest in Peace my friend.

  4. 22 Aug 2016
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    Lit since August 22, 2016 at 8:54:42 AM

  5. 21 Aug 2016
    Pat and Andrea Hardy says:
    Lucky to have met him 16 yrs ago. He was kind , warm and friendly. You were always a gentlemen with a smile, and the ladies will remember your southern accent ,as you said hello and a big " how you doing darling?". Didn't see you often enough but we sure are gonna miss ya!

  6. 20 Aug 2016
    Valerie Bly says:
    Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. While I did not know Rickey, I know that he was your soulmate and your world. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  7. 20 Aug 2016
    Gerald mann says:
    Ricky we been through a lot together gonna miss you my friend , hope to see you on the. Other side .

  8. 19 Aug 2016
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    Lit since August 19, 2016 at 8:24:01 AM

  9. 19 Aug 2016
    J. Hannah says:
    I had not seen uncle Rickey in a long time however, he will be missed he was a one of a kind character that will be missed by everyone in his life. My sympathy and prayers to Anne and their immediate family.

  10. 18 Aug 2016
    Rita Zang says:
    I am so sorry and my sympathy to all of you who loved Rickey so much. I did not know Rickey, but I have known you, Anne, for a long time and I knew how happy he made you. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. You are all in my prayers.

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  14. 18 Aug 2016
    Rex Taylor says:
    Gonna miss you terribly cuz! I love you more than anyone could ever know!! You taught me a lot about life,and even more about how to live! And for that!! I thank you Rickey Ray Hannah! Tell Buck I said Hey

  15. 18 Aug 2016
    Brenda Flynn says:
    I only met Rickey Ray a couple of times down at Frank's, but his storytelling is legendary, and I had hoped to hear more...

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    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY'S STEVE CARREIRO

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  24. 17 Aug 2016
    Debbie Cravotta says:
    Anne, my arms are around you and your family.

  25. 17 Aug 2016
    Rowena says:
    You will be missed more than you could know!! Always stuck up for this girl from Pa. If someone was being nasty to a woman Rickey was always there to defend! Deepest sympathies to all!! <3 Love ya RR!!

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  39. 17 Aug 2016
    Bill Halwick says:
    My condolences to Ricky Ray's family and friends. I met him at the Windjammer in Ormond by the Sea way back when and we've been friends ever since. He was quite a guy for sure and we're all going to miss him. Rest in peace Ricky Ray. Your friend, Mr. Bill.

  40. 17 Aug 2016
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    Lit since August 17, 2016 at 8:27:19 PM

  41. 17 Aug 2016
    Amy Johnston says:
    I'm filled with sadness . Six years ago I had the privilege of becoming your friend. I Will treasure the laughter and fun you brought into my life. You will be greatly missed by all the lives you touched with your kindness loyalty and friendship . RIP Ricky Ray!

  42. 17 Aug 2016
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    Lit since August 17, 2016 at 8:09:01 PM

  43. 17 Aug 2016
    Ron Beebe says:
    You will be missed my friend.

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  46. 17 Aug 2016
    Amy Johnston says:
    What a joy to have had the pleasure of meeting you 6 years ago. You were so full of joy and laughter . Will forever miss you my dear friend. Words cannot express my sadness but I will never forget you! RIP Ricky Wray

  47. 17 Aug 2016
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    Lit since August 17, 2016 at 8:47:07 PM

  48. 17 Aug 2016
    Donna Dave Franciamone says:
    I am privileged to have known Rickey Ray, and will always remember his stories, his outrageousness, and his compassion. There are no words...

  49. 17 Aug 2016
    Jen John's says:
    "And when I Look to the stars and laugh, and no one knows just why...my glass will raise to you my friend, and never will I cry"

    Because A smile you carried...a smile you gave...and this you will always have from me! My friend forever...here's cheers to you and me R.I.P. Ricky Ray...save us all a seat!!!

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