In Our Prayers: Rev. Ricky Leaphart
Services for Rev. Gerald Richard “Ricky” Leaphart, 56, will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Friday at Wittenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Emily Edenfield, Rev. Leon Rawl, and Rev. Dave Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or in care of Barr-Price for the family. Barr-Price Funeral Home, Historic B-L Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Leaphart passed away Sunday July 8, 2018. Born in Columbia, he is a son of Gerald and Miriam “Mickie” Gunter Leaphart. Rev. Ricky served in the SC National Guard, was a Cum Laude graduate of Southern Wesleyan University in December of 2007 and graduated from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in May of 2011. He completed his training at St. Peter’s (Lexington) and Cedar Grove Lutheran Churches (Leesville) before becoming Pastor of First Lutheran Church in Burnet, TX.
Surviving are his wife, Cricket Frick Leaphart; daughters, Samantha J. Maroney (Justin) and Rebecca S. Leaphart (Logan Smith); his parents; brother, Robby (Donna) Leaphart, grandchildren, Scarlett Connolly and Ariel Maroney, father-in-law, Jackie Frick; brother-in-law, Todd (Chancie) Frick and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Jean Frick and his grandparents.
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