‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home
Monday December 20th, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

View Details

Graveside Service

Cumby Cemetery

2:00pm - 3:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Rickie's visitation.

Rickie Don Plunkett

A grave side service for Rickie Don Plunkett, age (67), of Quinlan will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday December 20, 2021, at Cumby Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Jones Walker and son Funeral Home the same day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rick as he was known to all, passed away on Thursday December 9, 2021, in Commerce Texas after a brief illness. He was born on September 29, 1954, to Richard Lynn Plunkett and Betty Gene (Hamilton) Plunkett in Tulia TX. As a young man he worked doing various cowboy jobs, something he loved until a horse accident forced him to change career paths. For a time, he pursued an acting career and did community theater. Eventually he followed a career as a barber. This fit him well as it allowed him to meet many people as he was gifted with the gift of gab as they say. He loved to joke, talk, and spend time outside when he was able.

Rick was the proud parent of a son Kevin Plunkett. Just a short time ago he was introduced to a daughter Tammy Plunkett (Smith) Steward.

He is survived by a brother, Robby Plunkett of Cumby, daughter, Tammy Plunkett (Smith) Steward and husband Bryan Steward of Cumby. His three grandchildren, Christian Plunkett of Sulphur Springs, Dalton Steward and Laci Steward of Cumby, nieces, Carrie Shields of Sulphur Springs, Ami Taylor and husband Michael of Arlington, Melissa Spinks and husband Blake of Commerce and several great nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard Plunkett and Betty Plunkett, his son Kevin Plunkett and sister-in-law Mary Plunkett.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Selvaggi, the staff at Hope Hospice, Jones Walker and Son Funeral Home and Oak Manor Nursing Home for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

God gives us what we need when we need it.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rickie Plunkett, please visit our flower store.


Ricky was an awesome man. Prayers for the family.

Susan (Pierce) Tremor Dec 20 2021 5:50 PM

You will be missed dear friend. You always had a kind word and some entertaining tales to share We all shared some good, simple times around the campfires. Rest with the angels

Ladonna & Charles Dec 19 2021 11:09 AM

You will be missed my friend. Always a kind word and some "words of wisdom" for those who stopped by to talk to you. Some good times around the bonfires. Rest with the angels❤️

Ladonna and Charles Dec 18 2021 6:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rickie Plunkett

Johnny Hauerwas Dec 16 2021 11:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rickie Plunkett

Johnny Hauerwas Dec 16 2021 11:46 AM

Rickie loved too talk about his rodeo days. He said, "that's why I'm in the condition I'm in!" Rest high my neighbor!

Pamela Trentham Dec 12 2021 10:49 PM

Ricky was a good friend to Raymond and me. He was always in a good mood and smiling. He will be missed.

Linda Pierce Dec 11 2021 11:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rickie Plunkett

Betty Phillips Dec 11 2021 10:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rickie Plunkett

Mike Morgan Dec 11 2021 10:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rickie Plunkett

Pattie Owens Dec 11 2021 9:44 PM