Richard Eugene “Ricky” Rattler – obituary

by May 16, 2012OBITUARIES0 comments

     Richard Eugene “Ricky” Rattler, age 50, of  Murphy, formerly of Robbinsville, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

     He was the son of Iva Rattler of Robbinsville, and the late Willie Rattler.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Rattler.

     Ricky had an interest in anything sports related and loved playing softball, basketball, and golf. He also loved working with wood and doing carpentry work.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Kamryn Rattler and her mother Julie Nagel, both of Clymer, NY; his brother and sister in law, Donald and Diane Rattler; and his brother, Allen Rattler all of Robbinsville; his nieces, Alaina Haney and Jackie Rattler; and his nephews, Michael Rattler and Josh Rattler.

     Funeral services were held at 7pm Monday, May 13, 2012 at Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverends Michael Rattler and Noah Crowe  officiated. The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Chapel, prior to the service. Committal services were held at 10am Tuesday, May 14, 2012 at the Rattler Cemetery.

     Townson-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online register is available at