Ricky David Blizzard, 63, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Blizzard was born in Cumberland, MD, on October 11, 1958, and was a son of the late Richard and Eunice Blizzard.
He graduated from Turner Ashby High School in his junior year, Class of 1976. He retired from Banta Company after 17 years and Owned and operated Blizzard Transportation. He loved GOD and his family foremost. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also enjoyed Nascar, Kiss, card games, and traveling with his wife. His favorite place in the world was Hawaii where he and his wife had traveled to many times. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports. His lab, Koa, was the love of his life, along with his other dogs Lacey, Kendra, & Rocky whom he rescued. He was a member of Singers Glen Baptist Church. Rick was dedicated to all his friends, and had the biggest heart. He was a walking road atlas and helped many to find their way.
On April 20, 1996 he married Mary Ann Hedrick Blizzard, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Shandi Dawn Blizzard and companion, Timothy Arbogast of Harrisonburg; Timothy Jacob Blizzard and wife, Stephanie of Harman, WV; Tracy Ann Suters and husband, Joey of Broadway; Chad William Rhodes and wife, Beth of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Sierra Kelley, Gage Kelley, Bryce Suters, Taylor Suters, Jayce Suters, Caiden Rhodes, Cam Rhodes, Wyatt Davis, Tristan Davis, Morgan Rhodes, and Katelynn Viands and husband, Jared; 2 great-grandchildren; one special sister-In-Law, Faye Hedrick Fox of Harrisonburg; another sister-in -law, Tanya Shea and husband, Michael; three brothers-in-law, Joe Hedrick and companion, Elisabeth Thompson of Mt. Jackson; Brent Litten and wife, Jewel of Broadway; Mark Hedrick and wife, Brenda of Elkton; a step-father, Oscar Madison Litten of New Market; a special aunt, Reeta Clous and husband, Ron, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Dale Blizzard, brother-in-law, John Russell Fox, and mother-in-law, Maxine Alder Litten.
Paul Glovier will conduct a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The burial will be at Harman, WV.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Singers Glen Baptist Church or Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA.