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Richard "Ricky" Truesdale kirkley

December 5, 1954 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 62)

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Bennettsville, SC

Mr. Richard “Ricky” Truesdale Kirkley, 62, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at McLeod Health Cheraw.

Born in Bennettsville on December 5, 1954, he was a son of the late Curtis Truesdale and Sara Margaret Jackson Kirkley. He was a graduate of Bennettsville High School and was employed with Arauco of Bennettsville. Ricky was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoyed shopping for others and loved racing, especially go-cart racing with his nephew. He was a very kind and thoughtful man and will be dearly missed.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory: brother, Thomas M. “Tommy” Kirkley; sister, Becky Bostick and husband Tommy; special niece, Rebecca Bostick; and special nephew, Thomas Kirkley, II, all of Bennettsville.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Mark Johnston and Mr. David Jackson .The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Online condolences may be made at

Burroughs & Cooper Funeral home is assisting the Kirkley family.

 Service Information

May 22, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home
688 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

Graveside Service
May 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Park
Main Street
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

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