Thomas Ricketts, 1924-2021
Last updated 1/27/2021 at 6:15pm
Thomas Stevens "Tommy" Ricketts, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Tom was born Aug. 31, 1924 in Charleston, WV, and eventually moved to Tampa where he graduated from Plant High School. After his freshman year at the University of Florida, he left to serve in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to the University of Florida completing his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949. While there he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity.
After his college graduation, Tom moved to Lake Wales where he...