Former WCRK Radio voice Marty Ricker dead at 53

Obituary: Marty Howard Ricker 53 Of Newport, passed away Friday July 30, 2021 at the Newport Medical Center. Mr. Ricker was the son of the late Howard and Louise Ricker. He was an announcer at several radio stations over the years and was currently news director at WLIK in Newport. Marty worked at WCRK Radio in Morristown from 2004-2006.  He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Ricker is survived by one brother and one sister-in-law; Michael and Shelby Ricker: One nephew; Christopher Ricker: one aunt; Joyce Ricker, and many cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 4-7pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home in Greeneville. At his request he will be cremated and no formal service will be conducted. Mr. Ricker’s Family requests that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced.