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Graveside services for Ricky Rivera, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Val Morin will be officiating.
Rivera died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Sweetwater. He married Kelli Ensminger on June 25, 1989, in Sweetwater. Ricky worked for Mercer Well Services in the oil field and was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He had moved back to Sweetwater two years ago from Arlington, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Kelli Rivera of Sweetwater; children, Amanda Rivera of Sweetwater, Elizabeth Knox of College Station, Valerie Rivera of Fort Worth, Andrea Serrano of Sweetwater, Ricky Rivera, Jr. of Fort Worth, Briona Rivera of Sweetwater, Kamren Rivera of Sweetwater and Morgan Rivera of Sweetwater; parents, Sam and Luz Rivera of Sweetwater; brothers, Rodney, Jerry and Lance Rivera, all of Sweetwater; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Betty J. Ensminger; grandparents, Juana Saldivar, Jose and Elena Rivera; and a granddaughter, Jada Haynes.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Arzate, Ricky Rivera, Jr., Bobby Ramsey, Miguel Trejio, Todd Barnes and Gilbert Heredia.