Richard Marshall “Ricky” Botkin


Richard Marshall “Ricky” Botkin, 69, of Amarillo, TX died Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Services will be at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rick was born July 28, 1951, in Ralls, TX to R.Q. and Martha Botkin.

“Rick”, “Ricky” “Tricky Ricky”, “Ricky Rabbit”, and “Ricky Bobby” just to name a few… went to school in Muleshoe and excelled in athletics including basketball, baseball, and namely golf. Rick went on to South Plains Junior College on a golf scholarship and transferred to South Western Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he earned his pharmacy degree. Rick practiced pharmacy in many different capacities till his retirement in 2011. Rick went on to be an analytical chemist at Servitech Laboratories for nearly 7 years.

Ricky loved his family in a quiet gentle way and loved Elvis Presley, golf, The Longhorns, and cool cars almost as much.

Survivors include a sister, Connie Johnson and husband Nathan, of South Plains, TX; daughters, Becky Chabot, of Clarksville, TN, Felicia Berry and husband Sam, and Valerie Roberson and husband Jamie, both of Amarillo, TX, and Annie Coble and husband Ryan, of Garland, TX; grandchildren, Haylee, Hannah, Hyett, Hunter, Cohen, Elijah, Gabriel, Kyle, Ella, and EmmaLise; great-grandchildren, Emily and Carter; and nephews, Tracey and Troy.

Viewing will be from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., on Saturday, May 8, 2021, and Sunday, May 9, 2021, and 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Monday, May 10, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

9 Replies to “Richard Marshall “Ricky” Botkin”

  1. Rick and I and Lindell Dyer played many a rounds of golf together! Not sure that I ever beat him, but I still enjoyed playing with him! He was always so encouraging to others. We talked about the Lord many times and about his family. Since Beverly and I moved to the DFW area in February of 2012 we tried to get them here or to go on a short trip with us, so Rick and I could play golf and the girls could go shopping. Rick, I miss you brother! But I’m sure you have Jesus on the course now, teaching Him how to quit hitting a slice!

  2. Oh Ricky… Rest in Peace Brother! We loved you! PFred will miss the calls and the golf buddy!
    Pastor Fred and Elva

  3. Rick was Rod’s roommate in 1982. We still laugh at the fun times and memories we all made together that year, and for years after. A true friendship was made . He was a gentle soul, a good ear , an excellent person.
    God bless and comfort you !
    Rod and Sandy Mosier

  4. Ricky was always a hoot to be around, never a dull moment, great memories of high school days. May you rest in peace🕊 Your friend, Wilma Stigaullde Hall

  5. Rick, Jay and I are so very sad and shocked to say the least. Thank you for always being so kind to us whenever we saw you. We will miss you 😞💔😢

    Jay and Maria Akridge

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