Ricky Neil Myott was born August 18th, 1958 in St. Alban’s, Vermont; the fourth child of five. He has left behind his brother, Larry (Lois) Jewett, sisters, Nancy (Randy) Hopson and Betty-Ann (Patrick) Tallon and many nieces and nephews. Rick was welcomed to his new home by his parents Leo and Rita Myott, brother Pete and some very special friends. Due to difficult circumstances, Rick was raised with Pete, away from the rest of the family. Life wasn’t always good to him but nothing life threw at him could dampen his spirit for long. He learned to look out for himself and while he didn’t always make the best choices, he was always sure that what he wanted was the thing he had to have! He was so fortunate to have some very good people in his life who helped him out in some very tough spots. You know who you are and we, his family, thank you for your efforts on his behalf.
In 1988 Rick was reunited with the rest of his birth family, who had been adopted by three different families, and his life, and theirs, was changed forever. He knew that now, he didn’t ever have to be alone again. While he didn’t get to spend as much time with each of us as he would sometimes have liked and spent more time with each of us than he would sometimes have liked, he always knew he was well loved. And when that love wasn’t enough, he had his AA and his NA family to turn to. Thank you for loving him as you have.

It seems that Rick was destined to live the life he did so that he could come to this place and spread the love he received to others in need of it. We will smile and remember him every time we ask his question ‘Did anyone tell you today?” and we WILL ask it… because he believed it was important for each of us to know we were loved and we will need to carry on that legacy. He never failed to ‘find a pocket’ or notice ‘something on your shirt’ because “Somebody has to keep you on your toes!”

We, Rick’s family, thank each of you for coming to this celebration of his life and for the support of your visits and gifts of comfort brought to the house.

Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to Spindletop MHMR Services, 3401 57th Street, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.

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