Obituary: Ricky Loyd McGaha


Ricky Loyd McGaha passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the age of 59. Ricky was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Mishawaka, IN to the late Loyd Lawrence McGaha and Gennie M. (Russell) McGaha.

Ricky was the Fleet Manager at Triple Transport in Judsonia, AR for the past nine years and knew trucks inside and out. Whether it was working on them or driving them, there wasn’t an 18-wheeler out there that Ricky didn’t know every aspect of. He was notorious for calling out the make, model, and specifics on trucks as he passed them on the highway. Ricky enjoyed fishing, a little hunting here and there, and loved camping outdoors with his family. He loved his family with all his heart, especially spending time with his children and grandchildren but the last 9 wonderful years of his life were spent with his best friend and true love, his wife Becky. Ricky touched the lives of all who he met and leaves behind a legacy of laughter, love, and hard work for his family. He will forever be loved and missed by all that knew him.

     Ricky is reunited in heaven with his parents, Loyd and Gennie McGaha. He is survived by his wife Becky Wells McGaha, his four sons:  Cody McGaha, Jeremie McGaha, Trevor McGaha, and Tyler McGaha, his two step-sons, Jonathan Blackburn (Olivia) and Justin Blackburn (Mandy), his two daughters, Krystal Crum (Creston), of North Carolina, and Taren Liles (James) of Batesville, his two brothers, Tommy McGaha of Batesville and Dwayne McGaha of Russellville, his two sisters, Rita Jo Gilbert (Randall) of McCroy, and Holly Treadway (Patrick) of Batesville, and 12 beloved grandchildren.

     Services are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Willis Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville. Interment followed at Egner Cemetery in Salado. Serving as Pallbearers:  Tommy McGaha, Brent Hughes, Jeremie McGaha, Cody McGaha, Jonathan Blackburn, and Justin Blackburn. Recognized as Honorary Pallbearers:  All of Ricky’s Nephews and Employees of Triple Transport Inc.

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