Ricky Lane Poe


Ricky Lane Poe, 56, of Clifton, went to be with Jesus on April 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial Service: Ricky’s family will hold a Celebration of Life service to honor his life and his strong faith in God on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00PM at Lighthouse Church, 3653 South Highway 6, Clifton.

Honoring Ricky’s request and his legacy of always taking care of other people, his body will be donated to further cancer research.

Ricky was born October 23, 1959 in Portales, New Mexico to the late Earl and January Prowell Poe. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Sheila Diehl and Margaret Ondraeck. Ricky was always a hard working man and loved his family and taking care of others. Ricky married the love of his life, Gail Lynn Hostetler, on June 13, 1984 in Waco. Together they raised their family and built a life together. For the past 26 years they have lived on Meridian Creek in Clifton, where Ricky enjoyed many hours of casting a line fishing while he worked in the yard. Ricky also enjoyed riding motorcycles, listening to music and playing the drums. Always having a heart for God, Ricky cared for his family with passion and always looked out for others. He will be deeply missed.

Ricky will be remembered with love by his wife of over 32 years, Gail Poe; his two daughters, Stacy Dahl and her husband Matt and Brandy Cardona and her husband Jacob; brother, Larry Poe; sisters, Marilyn James, Linda Hutchinson, Elaine Rinehart and Barbara Clompton; his four grand-children who adored him, Caleb Burch, Kelsey Burch, Ransom Dahl, and Blake Poe Cardona; along with a host of loving family and friends.

Memorial contributions in Ricky’s memory should be sent to the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. I remember Ricky and Gail when there wee only 6 to 10 members of our church in Waco, which is rather large now. He was our drummer at one time. They LOVED the Lord and their testimonies brought good strength to our souls! My mama loved Gail and Ricky. They took care of Mama when her husband died. They were her neighbors for years. Thank you Ricky for taking good care of my mama when she needed someone! I love you for that. See you when I get there! Hugs to famy!

  2. Lots of love & prayers coming your way. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Fonda Fregia Dillon-Hillman

    I’m Ricky’s cousin and I will always remember his laugh. My heart and prayers go out to his family. I’m so glad he new our Lord Jesus and know we will see him again. God be with you all and help you through this hard time in the loss of a beautiful man.

  4. Gail, We are so sorry for your loss. It is truly a blessing to know that he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, and that you will see him again some day. Prayers to you and your family.
    Echo and Victor.

  5. Sheila Thommpson

    He was such a good person. Will miss him greatly. He and my late husband, Ricky, werebest friends from the day they met when they were just teenagers. So many good times! Boy, the stories they could tell. This world was such a richer place just for him being in it.

  6. Gail and Family, I am so sad to hear the news that Ricky has gone home. I only knew him a short time but came to love him as a brother I will remember him most for the word would share with me and the stories that he would tell that would have me rolling on the floor with laughter. I will miss him.

  7. Jow and Philip Harris

    God bless Ricky and Gail and the family.
    Ricky and I worked together, laughed together and prayed for each other. A better friend, colleague and buddy there will never be.
    We will always remember the way he would end his sentences, “Yeaaahhh” he would say softly. Reassuring everyone that all would be OK.
    Ricky was a hard worker and took pride in his craft. He held the respect of all that worked with him and was known as a solid Christian, a great listener, and a man that could make you laugh uncontrollable.
    Ricky totally understood and believed John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.”
    If we live our lives in the Ricky and Gail way, we will see Him again. Of that there is no doubt.
    We will see you soon old friend.
    Gail, we love you.
    Joe and Philip Harris

  8. Gail & Family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about Ricky. He was always such a ray of sunshine and so uplifting. It was a joy to work with him. Prayers for you and family in the coming days, may the Lord comfort you and bring you peace.
    Love and Prayers,
    Towanna Nail ( Harris Broadband, Brownwood, TX)

    “Dance and Fly with the Angels Ricky, it’s your time.”

  9. Gail and family,

    So sorry to hear of Ricks passing, y’all are in my prayers.
    Rick and I knew each other for over 44 years.
    Time passes quickly, we will see Rick again when it’s time.
    May God hold you, give you strength, and bless you.


  10. Williams Family

    Condolences to the Poe family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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