Good Guy gone way too soon.
Rickey Smith was the sweetest soul with an inviting demeanor.
His love for music lived on even after his American Idol spotlight fizzled.
Destressing, I decided to unwind so I walked into a pool hall; to my surprise I was greeted with Rickey's open embrace, that unforgettable smile & of course a song.
Allowing me to vent, he always had a joke & yes a song that almost always turned into a duet, but it was just when I needed it.
Bonding over music, Ricky was ALWAYS singing.
As a fellow musician, he understood that music spoke louder than words.
This was our monthly ritual, and two weeks ago he didn't disappoint.
Sadly, I'm coming to terms with the fact that our bond is now reduced to just memories but fact remains, Rickey was taken from us far too soon.
His children now fatherless, his mother without her son on Mother's Day weekend behind drunk driving.
My heart goes out to Mother Smith and his entire family.
You will missed friend!