Rick McCoy was born November 28, 1959 to Jimmy and Mary Lou (Walker) McCoy in Sulphur Springs, TX.
He married Margaret Lunsford on September 5, 1980 in Sulphur Springs, TX.
Rick died April 23, 2015 at home.
Visitation was held on April 25, 2015 at the Tapp Funeral Home, 215 Gilmer St. Sulphur Springs TX from 6-8 p.m.
A Celebration of Rick's life was held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at New Beginnings Church in Sulphur Springs TX at 2 p.m.
Rick is survived by his wife, Margaret. His son, Joshua McCoy and wife Dessie. His daughter, Angel McCoy. 4 grandchildren - Elijah Thompson, Brooklyn Thompson, Shell McCoy, Kyla McCoy.
Also survived by his parents, Jimmy & Mary Lou McCoy. A sister, Tina Knotts and her husband David.
He has left a legacy of Faith, of Passion, of Love - with his family, his friends, his co-workers, his church.
Rick was a salesman, and a truck driver. He was also an ordained deacon in the Baptist church, as well as a licensed and ordained Baptist minister.
Here lies an honest man ... my Sweetheart, the Love of my heart, my Soul-mate.
Oh Momma! I miss you! I always miss you ... but some days, like today? Well, I miss you so much it HURTS!!!!!
I want to see you ... hear your voice ... smell that unique smell that was yours alone ...
I need a hug from you ... I need you to pat my face and tell me it's all going to be ok ...
I want to tell you about everything that is going on in my life - all the good stuff ... and all the not-so-good stuff, too.
You would be so proud of Mandy ... she has grown up so well! She is a beautiful lady, with a precious spirit, and still has that giving and loving heart. She is such a good momma to Elijah and Brooklyn - oh how you would love both of them! Brooklyn would be your snuggle bug as much as Mandy ever was. And Elijah? Well, he would be one of those that would make you say the ugly words! LOL He is ornery, but oh how much I love that boy! You would too.
And you would be just as proud of Joshua. He has grown up big and strong! He is such a good looking man! He works hard, too, Momma. He is a loving daddy, oh he is firm, but he is a big teddy bear! He has never hurt Shell and Kyla - and he never will. I trust him completely. You and Kyla would be best friends, she likes to talk and you always liked to listen. Shell? Well, he is a lot like Joshua was all those years ago - ornery and loving, too.
Momma, i miss you so much today. The tears just won't stop this afternoon - the more i think about you, the more the tears stream down. I love you Momma.
Life is hard Momma - harder than i ever thought it would be. I wish you were here to help me figure it all out.
I think about you a lot ... when I cook , when I clean. I think about you when I see a pumpkin ... when we eat at McDonald's. I think about you when I make a gallon of tea, when I wash a load of clothes. Momma, you and I did so much together for so long -- all those years of me growing up, and then for those years before you had to go into the nursing home. We cooked, we cleaned, we canned, we shopped, we ate, we laughed, we cried, we talked ... no wonder I miss you so much!
Every once in a while when either Mandy or Joshua have been working hard, and all the smells of the day are on them, and they give me a hug -- well, I think I smell you ... and my heart leaps ... and it hurts. I love you Momma.
I miss you, too.
Funeral services for Dan Wayne Humphrey, Jr., 55, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Diamond and Richard Teer officiating.
Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mark Humphrey, Jon Humphrey, Heath Powers, Cole Roan, Ivan Pickering, Greg Johnson, David Baxter, and Milburn Hettick serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Dan passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. He was born on May 17, 1957, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and Jan (Butler) Humphrey. His senior year he was the president of the Ag Chapter. He worked as a dairyman on Humphrey Dairy his whole life, and also worked for Red River Army Depot for 15 years. He was a member of Cedar Crest Christian Church.
Dan is survived by his father, Dan Humphrey, Sr. and wife Madeline, of Sulphur Springs, son, Cody Wayne Humphrey, of San Diego, CA, daughters, Lindsey Humphrey of Lewisville, TX, Crystal Hall and husband Lucas, of New Boston, TX, Mary Lauren Humphrey, of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Karen Cook, of Sulphur Springs, Lara Humphrey, of Dallas, TX, Juli Price and husband Clay, of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Brailee Hall, Cason Braley, Tye Hall, Dylan Braley, and Payton Hall, all of New Boston, TX, nieces and nephews, Heath Powers, of Sulphur Springs, and Chani Roan, of Sulphur Springs, and Cade Price, Coen Price, and Camri Price, all of Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jan Humphrey in September of 2005.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.
**Dan, i never sign into Facebook without thinking about you, missing you. Wishing i could see just one more post with your smiles, your laughter. I miss you my friend, my brother in Christ. I miss you every day!
Marjorie Denton Mayfield was born in Bryan, Texas on February 25, 1969 and passed away on April 19, 2013 at age 44. Marjorie graduated from Hico High School and married Damon Mayfield in September, 1988 in Hico. Three years later they were blessed with a daughter, Maegen Mayfield, of Hico. In 1993, another blessing came along, a son, Myles Mayfield, of Hico.
Marjorie was a very loving and caring wife, mother, friend and giving individual who was a great example of Christ to others.
She left behind a mother, Dixie Stewart. of Eastland; father, Johnny Denton, of Hico; sister, Anna Denton, of Hico; brother, Lynn Stewart, of Eastland; a brother, Kenny Harrison, of Fort Worth; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was loved very much and will be missed greatly.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the outpouring of love and support and all of the cards, food, flowers and many blessings.
**Marjorie - i still cannot believe you are gone. That if i call, you won't answer. I love you and there is not one day that goes by but what i think about you, i miss you. The tears come less now, but they still come. Oh i know you are in a better place, and you have won! but i have lost a pearl of great price on this earth. You left a hole in my heart that no one can fill. You, my friend, my sister - you are missed, you are loved, and you are treasured! I love you!!!
Funeral services for Thomas Houston Smithers, age 48, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate. Interment will follow the services at the Cumby Cemetery.
Mr. Smithers passed away on Saturday evening, August 2, 2008, following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born April 30, 1960 - the son of JC and Cora Marie Smith Smithers.
He was a truck driver for RL Wright Trucking and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Cora Marie Smithers; 2 sisters - Pat George and husband Gene of Brashear, Billie Hill and husband Henry of Sulphur Springs; 1 brother - BJ Smithers and wife Ludonna of Brashear; 1 step daughter, Misty Veracruz of Sulphur Springs; 2 step sons - Steven Adair and Justin Adair, both of Sulphur Springs; 7 step grandchildren; his fiance - Cheree Huff of Sulphur Springs; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends that he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, a nephew - Wade Smithers, and a niece - Terri French.
*Best friends forever and always. We love you!
Alvin Clifford Mann, 70, passed away May 15, 2007 at his home in Plains, MT. Alvin was born May 12, 1937 in White Owl SD. Was raised in Meade County.
He raised Morgan horses for 35 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy.
2 sons - Lloyd of Cascade and Wyatt of Marion.
1 daughter - Rita Amaro of Wilsail.
Brothers - Warren Mann of Fox Island, WA; Vernon Mann of Amagosa Valley, NV.
Sisters - Shirley Winchell of Amarillo; Gladys Arneson of Belle Forche SD; Ethel Cobb of Red Owl SD.
And 6 grandchildren.
Services to be held at 10 a.m Wednesday, May 23 at the Bunch-Toews Funeral Home in Plains, MT.
**Alvin was a true cowboy, in every sense of the word. He was the inspiration for our son, Joshua, to be a cowboy.
Thank you Alvin for all the precious and wonderful memories. You are now Joshua's guardain angel - and he NEEDS you!
Dennis Friestad, age 54, died in his home on Saturday, August 12, 2006. He was born December 15, 1951 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona to the late Clifford Martin Friestad and Lila Mae McDonald. He attended the Arizona State University and received a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in education in 1985.
He was employed by MilkRite USA as the Western Regional Sales Manager.
He is survived by his wife, Terry.
A daughter, Anjanette Ricketts; adopted daughter, Shannon Krainock.
A stepson, Charles A. Smith.
He is also survived by his brother, Greg Friestad and wife Sherry. 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and 4 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Dennis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2006 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church.
Gilbert Lunsford, 63, Tyler TX. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2006 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Pastor Sam DeVille officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Springs Cemetery under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 – 8
Mr. Lunsford passed away December 19, 2006 in Tyler TX.
He was born December 6, 1943 in Quinlan, TX to the late B.N. and Pauline Greer Lunsford. He grew up in Sulphur Springs and had lived in Tyler since 1972. He worked for Hunsaker Truck Lease, Inc. for over 30 years. He was a Baptist. And he enjoyed his fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Lunsford, Tyler TX; son, Neal Lunsford and wife Cathy, Tyler TX;
3 daughters – Angie Osborn and husband Brent, Tyler TX; Sherrie Culpepper and husband Mike, Tyler TX; Nancy Fleming and husband Kenneth, Tyler TX.
Grandchildren – Joshua Holden and wife Lisa, John Holden and wife Stephanie, Jenae Holden, Mathew Phillips, Jennifer Sims, Georgia Culpepper, Joey Fleming, Tyler Fleming, Rexana Lunsford and Alexis Lunsford.
Great-grandchildren – Dakota Davis, Daylan Holden and Hope Holden.
Also survived by one brother, Billy Lunsford, Sulphur Bluff TX; 3 sisters – Mary Joslin, Sulphur Springs TX; Bettie Stacks, Mt. Pleasant TX; Margaret McCoy, Caldwell ID.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Fleming, Brent Osborn, Mike Culpepper, Joshua Holden, John Holden and Mathew Phillips. Honorary pallbearers are the employees and friends at Hunsaker Truck Lease, Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network at Mother Francis Hospital, Tyler TX.
Pauline Lunsford passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2006 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.
She was born in Hunt County, TX on March 2, 1922.
She was the daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Amanda Dawson Greer.
She married B.N. Lunsford in Hunt County on August 1, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was a homemaker and a member of Richland Baptist Church in Brinker Community, TX.
Survivors include: 3 daughters
– Mary Ellen Joslin, Sulphur Springs TX; Bettie Stacks, Mt. Pleasant TX; Margaret McCoy, Caldwell ID.
2 sons – Gilbert Lunsford, Tyler TX; Billy Lunsford, Sulphur Bluff TX.
14 grandchildren – Roger Joslin, Joan Booth, Roxanne Ennis, Debra McGary, Malcolm Joslin, Angie Osborn, Sherri Culpepper, Nancy Fleming, Neal Lunsford, Sharron Wetzel, Jennifer Dixon, Paul Hankins, Amanda Thompson, and Joshua McCoy.
34 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a her parents, a brother – Ray Greer, and 2 sisters – Ola Horton and Ollie Jones.
Ric – how do we say we love you?
To say that you were a best friend, a soul-mate, a brother …
sounds so much less than what you are to us!!!
Almost 25 years of knowing you.
Knowing that you were but a phone call away at the farthest point.
How do words convey the heartbreak of knowing that we face these days without your voice?
I want so much to hear you say, “Hey there! How’s my baby girl?”
We are a rejoicing that you no longer hurt, you suffer no more.
We rejoice to know that you are in the arms of Jesus!
And we are a bit jealous that you get to be there and we don’t – not yet.
Watch over us – Hebrews 12:1-2.
Wait for us – we will come to you one day.
But, until then – we miss you brother and friend!!!
Becky was one of my bosses when we lived and worked on the Tongue River Ranch out in West Texas, a few years ago. She and I had many good conversations over coffee and while i was cooking lunch for the cowboys. She was a sweetheart!
KING COUNTY, Texas — On Thursday, March 15, 2012, Rebecca Moorhouse passed away with her family by her side at the Moorhouse Ranch located in King County, Texas, her home of 22 years, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 29, 1954, in Seymour, Texas, to parents Ann and Manford Elliott, she began her life in the ranching community. Ranching was the only life she knew until she began her nursing career. On several occasions, she volunteered her services on trips to Mexico giving medical attention to needy children.
In 1989, Becky returned to the ranching way of life when she married Tom Moorhouse. At this juncture in her life, Becky went everywhere Tom went. She rode a horse with poise and grace, appreciating how people in the ranching community depend on each other. She embraced the opportunities this lifestyle had to offer. Tom and Becky raised five children and instilled in them the same values they had learned in the ranching community.
In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker, Becky loved Mother Nature’s splendor. She turned the historic Moorhouse Ranch headquarters into an oasis of beauty honoring its heritage, while maintaining an environment where cowboys, family, and visitors felt at home.
In 2009, Tom, Becky, and their son Gage, moved to nearby Tongue River Ranch where Tom took the position as general manager.Becky is preceded in death by her father, Manford Elliott. Becky is survived by her husband, Tom Moorhouse; her mother, Ann Elliott; three brothers, Bob Elliott and wife Rhonda, Bill Elliott and wife Patricia, and Gilbert (Cotton) Elliott and wife Ginger; a sister, Cindy Layton and her husband Rayburn; three sons, Brad Walker and wife Bridget, Seth Walker and wife Jessica, and Gage Moorhouse; step-son, Jed Moorhouse and wife Michelle; and a step-daughter, Jody Lindeman and husband Douglas. Becky was loved by seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Becky truly never met a stranger and was kind and endearing to all that had the fortune to meet her.
Services will be at Benjamin Community Center in Benjamin, Texas on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Moorhouse Ranch. Arrangements were made under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Knox City, Texas.
If desired, donations may be made to North Texas Rehab, 1005 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76302.
Funeral services for Lois Marie Byars Walker, age 68, of Garland and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.
Burial will follow services in the Greenwood Cemetery with Matthew Peyton, Chris Byars, Jason Tully, James Griner, Johnny Walker and Charlie Walker serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Walker passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas. She was born May 5, 1940, the daughter of Bill E. Byars and Dealie Purdy Byars. She married Leaford Walker on November 18, 1954. He survives.
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and owner operator of a beauty shop for many years. She was a member of Caney Baptist Church.
Other survivors include - Children ...
....Roy Lee Walker and wife Brenda of Richardson
....David Earl Walker and wife Patsy of Fairfield
...Donna Cantreena Feagin and husband Ernest of Garland
....Ronnie Dean Walker of Springfield, VA
...Earnest Byers and wife Neva of Winnsboro
....Stella Chase and husband Clarence of Dallas
....Lawrence Byars and wife Judy of Canton
....James Byars of Winnsboro
....Clayton Johnston, Ashley Walker, Amber Walker, Brady Walker and James Compton w/wife Kim.
A Great-grandchild, Triston Compton.
Many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters - Billie Byars and Dorothy Byars, brothers - R.A. Byars, Clyde Byars, and Arthur Byars.
**Aunt Lois - I love you. You never treated me like I was "married into the family" - you treated me like family! For that, I will always and forever appreciate you! Thank you! I love you!