Rickey Lee “Rick” Chronic, of Oklahoma City, passed away September 7, 2021, at the age of 74. He was born March 3, 1947, in Hugo, Oklahoma, to Everett Leo & Thelma Marie (Bond) Chronic. Rick was an active member of Life.Church NWOKC. He was a collector of everything and never threw anything away. Rick sold a 1956 Ford Victoria that he had redone twice, and sold it in the early 90’s and was sorry the day he sold it. Twenty years later, Marti tracked the car down in Mississippi and bought the car back for him. Rick had a 1950 Ford truck that he purchased between the births of his daughters, Angie and Casey, and he referred to it as his son! He enjoyed classic cars and participating in car shows. Rick enjoyed showing off his 1956 Ford Victoria, his 1940 Ford Business Coupe, and his 1956 Country Sedan Station Wagon. He also enjoyed gardening and going to garage sales and estate sales. Rick enjoyed going out to dinner, especially at Little Mike’s Burgers and Saltgrass Steak House. He ate at Little Mike’s probably 4-5 times a week. Rick enjoyed talking politics with anyone. He was also considered a biker and at one time, he was a big supporter of the Downed Bikers Association. Rick was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan and enjoyed watching OU football and OU girls’ softball. Rick attended Classen High School and was a member of the graduating Class of 1965. He then attended Central State University, where he received his degree in Psychology and was just shy of receiving his Masters. Rick heard his country’s call and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force in Viet Nam and received an Honorable Discharge for services rendered to his country when called upon to do so. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic and retired as an inspector after 32 years of service. Rick was also an artist and he enjoyed drawing and whittling. His granddaughter, Kalie said when it came to art, her grandfather was very diverse and thought everything out before beginning a project. Rick enjoyed wearing flip-flops and black sleeveless t-shirts and blue jeans. He had a great sense of humor, could make anyone laugh, and never met a stranger. His good friend, Kathy Gillette, said Rick could be intimidating because he was a big man, but he was actually a big teddy bear with a kind, loving, and giving heart. Casey said her dad liked to have his back tickled. His wife, Marti, enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, and going to car shows with Rick, as well as going on cruises and traveling. Rick and Marti started Pharaoh’s Car Club of Moore, along with some other car enthusiasts in the area. Just a note, Pharoah’s Car Club was in the movie “American Graffiti” and was started in 1948 in Modesto, CA. Rick’s ’56 Country Sedan Station Wagon was picked to be in a movie titled, “The Killer Inside of Me.” His cars have been featured in several national car magazines. Rick was a hard worker and always provided for his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His first love was his Lord and Savior, and being with his wife, Marti, the love of his life. Rick loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved family get-togethers. Rick touched the lives of many with his outgoing personality and his zest for life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him and be forever in their hearts. Rick is survived by his wife, Marti, of the home; 2 daughters, Angie Fennell & husband, Mark, of Moore, and Casey Chronic & husband, Michael, of Oklahoma City; step-daughters, Anjie Genthner & husband, Jeff, Kellie Smith, and Erin Johnson & husband, Cliff all of Atlanta, Georgia; 3 grandchildren, Lee Chronic, Kalie Chronic, and Brooklyn Fennell. He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett & Thelma Chronic; and 1 brother, Jackie Chronic; and a host of other loving family members and friends. Visitation for Rickey will be held from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2021, and from 1:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held to honor Rickey's life at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 13, 2021, at Life.Church NWOKC, located at 5561 NW Expressway, in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel. The family suggests donations may be made in Rick’s honor to branch15.org
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