Richard Wayne Vann

August 15, 1950 - May 9, 2018
Richard Wayne Vann

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Richard "Ricky' Wayne Vann
Richard Wayne Vann age 67, a resident of 61 Cherry Road, Washington died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Tranter's Creek Church of Christ officiated by Phillip Paul. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the church.
Ricky was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 15, 1950 the son of the late Alfred Odium Vann and Flossie Worrell Vann. He enjoyed writing poetry, short stories, and liked music. Ricky played in a band called Elements of Sound during his younger years. Later in life he started gardening and always liked cooking, he also loved going to church. He had a great love for his family and was always a welcome sight to his nieces and nephews that nicknamed him the Candyman as they knew when he showed up he would have plenty of candy to share with them all. Ricky will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him.
Mr. Vann is survived by his wife: Debbie Vann of Washington; a brother: Ray Vann and wife Donna Vann of Washington; three nieces: America Michelle Pollard, April Leigh Rodriguez, Julia Joelle Vann Reyes; three nephews: Jesse Ray Vann, Jr., Jesse Richard Vann, Nicholas Tyler Vann and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister: Diane Dixon.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Vann family.

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
2:00 PM

Tranter's Creek Church of Christ - Directions
7108 Cherry Run Rd.
Washington, NC 27889

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Tranter's Creek Church of Christ - Directions
7108 Cherry Run Rd., Washington, NC 27889
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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  • May 16, 2018
    Debbje Vann says:
    My loving and caring husband. Thank you for the last 4 and ahalf years you gave me live and compassion. I will always love and miss you. You were amazing person. My life was better because of you. I will see you again one day. Until then have a bleessed time in heaven. Love you my live

  • May 16, 2018
    Julia Reyes says:
    My heart hurts knowing we will never see you again. Although I am pained by you leaving I know you are dancing in heaven and are super happy to be reunited with your family. We love you and will remember you always and forever....

  • May 16, 2018
    Donna Vann says:
    Ricky, was a wonderful person as well as a brother in law. We have had some wonderful times throughout life. Loved seeing him visit about everyday coming through our front door. And his wonderful meals he would bring. But your memories will live on in my heart love you very much and miss you. I. know you are at peace .You will alway's be a wonderful brother in law to me. Love you

  • May 15, 2018
    April Rodriguez says:
    Ricky was one of a kind. I always loved spending time with him when I was little and then my kids fell in love with Uncle Ricky, they knew when they saw him pull up they were getting a gift a treat something. I'll try to look at it good he is no longer in pain and he is in heaven walking the streets of gold with Nanny my mama Marcus his daddy everyone but we have lost, we love you Ricky always and forever save a place for us in thay big blue sky!

  • May 14, 2018
    Ray Vann says:
    Losing my brother Ricky was, and is still hard on me. Oh the stories I could tell. Most would bring a smile to my face. He was a good brother, and good uncle to all his niece's & nephews. He had so many friends and was very talented. Loved to write songs, stories & poetry. We always had each other's back. He enjoyed going to Mama's Grave & cleaning it, putting flowers & angels on it. I believe he is in Heaven with Mama, Daddy, Diane & all his relatives who've gone before. He'll always be in my heart.

  • May 12, 2018
    Gloria Tomberlin says:
    May God bless each and everyone who knew and loved Ricky. He ia at peace now but the memories and hurt will live on. I remember every time I would go to Edna's she would tell me about her sending Ricky stuff and kept in contact with him. We all loved him. June

  • May 12, 2018
    Bubba Vann says:
    Always my Buddy...Always put family first....over anything.Love u