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Ricky Dean Crosby, Jr., 36, of Salem Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina was born on August 31, 1982 in Landsthul, Germany to Catherine McGowan Crosby and Ricky Dean Crosby, Sr.  Ricky departed this life on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Ricky was educated in California and Gaston County Schools in NC.

Ricky had many hobbies and interests.  He had a passion for reading.  He loved reading novels.  He had a love for playing video games and had virtually every video gaming system in his lifetime.  Ricky had a strong affection of cars and loved working on cars, especially import cars. 

Ricky was preceded in death by his grandmothers: Gussie Crosby and Mrs. Sarah Catherine McGowan; grandfather: Arthur Crosby; aunt: Darion Jackson; uncle: Johnny Arthur Crosby and George Brown, Sr.

Ricky leaves to cherish precious memories to his father: Ricky Dean Crosby, Sr. of Gastonia, NC; his mother: Catherine Michelle McGowan-Van Lengen (Jerry) of Newcastle, CA; his sister: Rian Crosby of San Diego, CA; his grandfather: Mr. Willie “Mac” McGowan; aunts:  Bertha Hart (Sherman) (Winston-Salem, NC); Edith Crosby (Laurel, MD); uncles:  Bob Frank Crosby (Denver, CO); Joe Crosby (Gastonia, NC); Rory McGowan, and Lawrence Long; first cousins:  Howard Crosby, Terry Crosby, Miguel Crosby, Bob Crosby, Jr., Felandria Jackson, Corey Hart, Michael Jackson, Darion C. Jackson, Franco Crosby, Shea Crosby, Aaron Crosby, Angel Crosby, Jessica Crosby and Adrian Crosby and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
 

Memorial Service: Saturday; May 4, 2019; 3:00 p.m.; Gregory Funeral Service Chapel-601 N. York Street, Gastonia
 

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  • Thursday, May 2, 2019
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  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
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