Ricky Lee Cloyd
May 31, 1949 - April 11, 2019

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Ricky Lee Cloyd, beloved father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, passed away at the age of 69.

 Ricky was born on May 31, 1949 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Frances Ellen and Francis Elmer Cloyd. He studied in California and Iowa and spent his career as an entrepreneur and mechanic. Ricky started his family in Southern, CA and is preceded in death by his parents and son Ricky Lee Cloyd, Jr.

 Ricky moved to North Carolina in 1991 and met his wife, Kerry Westermann Cloyd, whom he wed in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Kerry; his daughters, Stephine Michelle Rogers (Damien) and Shellie Cloyd Rodriguez (Angel); his sons, Daniel Douglas Fulk and Carlton David Fulk (Shanna); his grandchildren, Taylor Anthony Rogers, Brittany Michelle Rogers, Monica Jean Rodriguez, Dedrick Angel Rodriguez, Maia Sharon Fulk, Preston Davis Fulk, and Aminta Elizabeth Fulk; his great grandson,  Mi’Kai Omri Vinson; and his brother Craig Stephen Cloyd (Shelby).

 Ricky loved tinkering with his hands and tools, troubleshooting, modifying and fixing stuff. Above all else, he cherished and was very proud of his family. He developed the gift of gab and enjoyed sharing his antics and tales with anyone he met. Never has there been a sense of humor like his!

 Ricky’s family will hold a private Celebration of Life with friends and family.


  • Laura and Ed McKitrick Posted April 17, 2019 9:32 pm

    Kerry we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Christy Henderson Posted April 18, 2019 2:44 am

    Sorry for your loss

  • Christy Henderson Posted April 18, 2019 2:44 am

    Sorry for your loss , prayers for your family

  • Evelyn Luciano Posted April 18, 2019 4:46 am

    With Deepest Sorrows for your loss, my Condences to you Kerry and your entire family. May Rick forever R.I.P. and feel no more pain or suffering. God has wrapped his,arms around him and given him forever lasting peace.

  • Jay Whiting Posted April 18, 2019 11:38 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for all.

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