Ricky J. Brown, 53, of Vidor died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. 

He was born on June 15, 1956 in Clanton, Ala. to Brady and Bennie Jo Brown. Ricky was a longtime resident of Vidor and an Engineering Technician with American Valve and Hydrant in Beaumont. 

Ricky was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Jane Brown, and Dr. H.G. and Alta Franklin. 

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Brown; son, Benji Brown; daughter, Brandi Hicks and her husband, Michael; parents, Brady and Bennie Jo Brown; brother, Mark Brown and his wife, Sherry; sister, Mishelle Graham and her husband, Chuck, all of Vidor; grandchildren, Trevor Hicks, C.J. Powers and Kobey Hicks.