Richard R. McCaskey Sr.

Published 3:33 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CARRSVILLE—Richard Ray McCaskey Sr., 76, passed away on April 20, 2015, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1938, in St. John’s Township, Hertford County, North Carolina, to the late Sam and Elsie Williams McCaskey, and was also predeceased by his devoted wife of 31 years, Carol W. McCaskey, and four brothers and two sisters.

He was a 1957 graduate of Aulander High School, and was a member of the North Carolina National Guard from 1959 to 1964. He was retired from Union Camp/IP with 41 years of service, and was an active member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Richard Ray McCaskey Jr. (Teresa) and Michael Douglas McCaskey( Cheryl); and four grandchildren, Justin W. McCaskey (Amanda), Courtney A. McCaskey, Austin M. McCaskey and Korbin L. McCaskey.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. James H. Hyatt Jr. officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and suggests that memorial donations be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.