Ricky A. Matney

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ricky A. Matney, 68, of Smithfield, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

He was the son of the late Otis Matney and Maybelle Davis Matney. Mr. Matney is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara K. Matney; daughter, Audra Matney Balisky (Michael); granddaughter, Dominique Balisky; nephew, William Blankenship (Diane); nieces, Dr. Tonya Mitchell (Kevin) and Dr. Cassandra Ferreira (Dr. John Ferreira); sisters-in-law, Wilma Melvin (Doug) and Dr. Linda Justus; his faithful dog, Amos; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

He was the owner and operator of R.A. Matney Trucking in Smithfield. He was known by his beautiful beard. He was a member of the Smithfield Union Lodge #18 and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #127.

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A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Littles Funeral Home, Smithfield. A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, March 19, 2021, at Shortridge Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shortridge Ramey Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com or at www.shortridgeramey.com.