Ricky Dale Danker of Wellston was born March 7, 1959, in Stroud and died Friday, January 8, 2021, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Danker, a 1977 graduate of Wellston High School, served in the United States Navy and Navy Reserves.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ida Mae (Leafty) Danker and an infant brother, Ashley Brian.
Survivors include his mother Brenda K. Danker; Georgeanna Stapp of the home; his children and their spouses, Misty and Mike Goeller and Dustin and Poppy Danker, all of Chandler, and Neely and Patrick Essex of Luther, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Kimila and Bill Hinkle of Wellston, Karen and Lynn Smithson of Meeker and Kelly and James Coover of Arlington, Texas; and other relatives and friends.
A funeral was held Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Missionary Baptist Church in Wellston with the Rev. Dennis Osborne officiating. Burial followed at Rossville Cemetery in Wellston. Arrangements were under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.