James Mac Rickels


(April 22, 1946 – September 26, 2020)

James Mac Rickels, age 74, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Abilene, Texas.

He was born April 22, 1946, in Raton, New Mexico, to Elliott and Mildred (Osborne) Rickels. James was a United States Army Veteran. On January 30, 1982, he was united in marriage to Donna Sue Spivey in Graham, Texas. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2007. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. James was a Dairy Nutritionist. He was a member of Zephyr Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Rickels; daughter, Shannon Coleman and husband, Jeff; stepsons, Doug Bryant and wife Lindy, and Jay Ross Bryant; grandchildren, Ramzy Coleman, Reaghen Bailey and husband Jackson, Rylan Coleman, Jason Rickels, Hadlee Bryant, Jaxon Ross and Sofee Bryant; great-grandchildren, Eliot Bailey and Judah Bailey; brother, Bud Rickels and wife Edith; sisters, Joyce Cheatwood and Betty Rickels; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elliott and Mildred Rickels; son, Jason Rickels; brother, David Rickels; and sisters, Marie Rickels, Laura Kay Rickels, and Kathy Rickels.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. September 30, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Rickels Family Ranch in Comanche County with burial to follow in the Board Church Cemetery in Comanche County.

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