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Obituary for Ricky McCarty

Obituary for Ricky McCarty
  • PublishedApril 9, 2024


Ricky Lee McCarty, age 66, of Cooper, TX passed away at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, TX on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. A family and friend led Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Ignite Ministries (formerly New Life Baptist Church), 628 FM 1528, Cooper, TX 75432. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Ricky was born in Commerce, TX on July 15, 1957 to Wabern Lee and Dorothy (Smith) McCarty. He was a talented house painter and handyman who took great pride in his work. Ricky loved watching sports and cheering on his favorite teams. He was of the Christian faith and was a U.S. Army Veteran.


Ricky is survived by his son, Jeremy McCarty; brothers, Michael McCarty and wife Sheila of Plano, TX, Larry Maynard of Sulphur Springs, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Smith Bishop; father, Wabern Lee McCarty; and sister, Peggy Dunavin.


Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


The online register can be signed at

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Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.