Rickie C. Bland II, 44, passed away on January 13, 2024, in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. He was born on April 10, 1979, to Karen and Rick Bland, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He grew up traveling the world with his family while his father pursued a career in the military.
Rickie was a graduate of Staunton River High School, class of 1997, and went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science -Information Technology from East Tennessee State University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He went on to work in the IT field in both Florida and North Carolina.
Rickie will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Karen and Rick, his sister, Christina (Christopher) Donahue, his beloved niece and nephew, Brileigh and Caden, his grandmother, Janet Bland, and loving uncle, aunts and cousins.
Rickie was predeceased by his grandparents, Louise and Frank Akers and Junior Bland.
To honor Rickie’s memory, a celebration of life will occur with details to be determined.