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OBITUARY - Rick Lane Hemphill

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Service Date & Time
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Harrison-Ross Compton Chapel
436 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Riverside National Cemetery (Later Date)
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92518

In Loving Memory of Rick Lane Hemphill

July 23, 1959 - November 2, 2017

Ricky was born July 23, 1959, in Minden, Louisiana, to a young mother, Ruby Jean Hemphill, and father, Willie Curtis Hemphill.  They already had a beautiful baby girl, Teresa Lynn and later had another baby girl, Brenda Lee. He also had a half-brother, Cedrick, and sister Sharon.

Ricky accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized; he was raised in the Baptist Church and had a blessed life.

After finishing school, he decided he wanted to join the United States Air Force. After joining the Air Force while in England he met a young lady by the name of Julie Lamb, they were married and from this relationship a son was born, Ben Ricky Jr. Hemphill. After 13 years of service, he decided to join the LAUSD Police Force, which he loved. He felt a sense of family, and he retired from the Force after 25 years of service.

He enjoyed working, playing basketball, camping, wrestling with his cousins and telling jokes. Ricky was a very caring, humble man who would give you the shirt off his back. He fed the hungry and listened with patience. He was always willing to help anyone in need.

On November 2, 2017, God looked down and said to Ricky "job well done, I"m very pleased now you need to rest."  So he took God's hand and obeyed his Father"s order. Those who preceded him in death were his mother, Ruby Hemphill, half-sister Sharon Hemphill, grandparents: Pearl Stroman, Donnie Hemphill, and Floyd Hemphill.

Those left to cherish his memories are his son Ben Ricky Jr. Hemphill, his father Willie Hemphill, siblings: Teresa Hemphill, Brenda Hemphill and Cedrick Hemphill, nephews, Darnell Phillips and Kimonte Phillips, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and friends.

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The family of Rick Lane Hemphill would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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