Citra – Richard Douglas Tortora Jr., 28, passed away August 8, 2015. Born September 6, 1986, in Hollywood, FL, to Richard Douglas Tortora Sr. and Mary Russ Tortora. He grew up in Marion County and loved competing in wrestling and mixed martial arts. Richard competed on wrestling teams at North Marion High School, Oviedo High School, Newberry College in South Carolina, and Iowa Central Community College. He had several professional MMA fights in Alabama and Minnesota. He worked as a pipe layer in construction. Ricky had a passion for wrestling and was great at the sport. He also enjoyed baseball and was known for always making those around him laugh. He is survived by his son, Brayden Douglas Tortora; parents, Richard and Mary Tortora, Citra, FL; twin sister, Barbara Cagle, Lakeland, FL; brother, Justin Tortora, Ocala, FL; grandparents, many cousins, and numerous friends that will miss him dearly. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Oak-Griner Church, 6422 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL, with Chaplain Bob Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ricky to either Faith Farm Ministries: 9538 US-441, Boynton Beach, FL 33472, (561) 737-2222, or Ocala Farm Ministry: 489 NW 110th Ave, Ocala FL 34482, (352) 239-0420.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Ocala Farm Ministry
489 NW 110th Ave, Ocala FL 34482
Faith Farm Ministries
9538 US-441, Boynton Beach FL 33472