Ricky Eugene McKay

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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel
201 N Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home Chapel
201 N Pine Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Highway 64 West
Marion, AR  72364

Ricky Eugene McKay

of West Memphis, AR

January 20, 1953 - November 24, 2023

Ricky Eugene Mckay, 70 years of age, from West Memphis, AR passed away at his home on November 24, 2023.
Ricky was born in West Memphis in 1953 to Joe Egar Mckay and Anna May Cissel Mckay. He graduated from West Memphis in the class of 1971. He married the love of his life, Deborah Mckay, in June of 1971. They were happily married for 52 years. He was employed by the West Memphis Police Department for for 39.5 years before retiring in 2019. He also was employed by Southland Greyhound Park for 20 of those years.
Ricky was preceded in death by his lovely daughter, Meredith Mckay Dunavant of West Memphis, AR; his sisters, Cleo Hatchett of West Memphis, AR and Wilma "Jeannie" Egar Proctor of Nashville, TN; his brother, Jimmy Mckay of Portageville, MO and his parents, Joe and Anna Mckay of West Memphis, AR.
Ricky is survived by his wife, Deborah Mckay of West Memphis, AR; his son, John Mckay and wife, of Marion, AR; his brother, Teddy Joe Mckay of Memphis, TN; his grandchildren, Dylan Dunavant, Alexis Mckay, Bradley Sexton, Lauren Mckay, Alex Sexton and wife, and Chris Sexton and wife. Ricky also leaves behind two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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28 Condolence(s)
Becky Hudson Culver
Southaven, MS
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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Ricky was such a nice guy. I knew him from school. I'm so sorry for your loss.....

Tricia Eables
Key West, FL
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

I'm so sorry for your loss of Ricky. I remember him well. My condolences to you and your family and friends.

Janiel Martin
Marion, AR
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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Debbie , John and Family so sorry ! Ricky was a great guy! Know he will be missed by many!

Carey Cummings-Charlton
Omaha, NE
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Thursday, November 30, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will he in my thoughts and prayers.

Andy Luttrell
Marion, AR
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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Prayers for the McKay family,

And Luttrell

Arnie Bixler
Lamar, SC
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Thursday, November 30, 2023

We were all truly blessed to have meet and spent time with Mr. Rickey. He always had time for myself and many other kids while we were growing up and needed direction or just needed to have a good day.
A special thanks to the McKay Family from mine, just thanks for being yourselfs and accepting me as you did.
Love you!

Tommy Rushing
Senatobia, MS
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Amanda Phillips (Hardy)
Springfield, MO
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Words can not describe how incredibly sorry I am for the loss of Uncle Ricky. My heart goes out to Aunt Debbie and John. Sending lots of prayers to both of you and all the family and friends. The world will not be the same. Heaven has gained two of the most amazing people with Uncle Ricky and Mer Mer. I'm am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart and am praying for everyone. May Uncle Ricky continue to live on in spirit through the amazing memories we have of him.

Bo McElya
Harrisburg, AR
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Ricky was a good man with a great sense of humor. My condolences to his family. He leaves some shoes that will be hard to fill.

Debbie Austin
Marion, AR
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Debbie, John and family, I’m so sorry to hear that Ricky has passed away. I remember him fondly from our days working together in the West Memphis court system. He was a jewel and just an all around great man! May the Good Lord above wrap his loving arms around you all during the difficult days ahead. Much love to you all!

Brian Shelton
Jonesboro, AR
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

May God bring comfort to your family during this time. I worked with Ricky at WMPD and he always had a smile and a laugh or joke.
He was a good man and will be missed

Eric and Ruthie (Sexton) Ursry
WEST Memphis, AR
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Eric and I were saddened to hear of Ricky's passing. Many memories of our boys baseball days. Thoughts and Prayers for Debbie and you all.

David Bassford
Marion, AR
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

I worked with Ricky for many years at the PD. He was a very nice guy and he will be missed. Our prayers will be with his family

debora harty
oakville, IN
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Prayers to the family, couldn't ask for a better guy, and he loved his job and the Friends he made
R.I.P.

Lynda Hall
PROCTOR, AR
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

We were so sad to hear about Ricky’s passing. He was a great friend and colleague! Prayers for his family .

The Hall’s
JD and Lynda.

Angela Blackburn
Texarkana, AR
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

My heart goes out to you all,Uncle Ricky was a great guy may he rest in peace. Love you All

Carrie Edwards
Marion, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

It was an honor working with your father for years, at the police department. He was a good man. I’m sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Sandra Hardy
Tyronza, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

Ricky will be forever in our hearts! My thoughts and prayers are with you Deborah, John, Kristi, the grandchildren and Teddy Joe. My God bring each of you peace and fill your hearts with His love!

Cheryl Strode
Harrison, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for strength and guidance these next few days as you prepare to say goodbye to such an amazing man. I love y’all

taynor gardner
marion, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

rest in peace my friend!

Lee Hill
Paragould, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss, prayers for your family. Ricky was a great man!

Harvey carter
West memphis, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

Barry Hostetler
Memphis, TN
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Monday, November 27, 2023

Ricky was a nice guy. I enjoyed his company and his sense of humor. RIP my friend

Denise Hall
Dickson, TN
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Monday, November 27, 2023

Debbie and John , So sorry for y’all loss.Your in our thoughts and prayers..We send our love to you.Carol,Candie and Cody,Krista,Aiden and Brock Childers and Denise Hall

Kim and Jason Stephens
Nesbit, MS
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Monday, November 27, 2023

John and Family,

Jason and I are very sorry for the loss of your father. Although Jason knew him for many years, I was lucky enough to spend a little time with you all several months back when y’all camped out and went fishing in Arkabutla. Your father instantly made my heart smile. I could tell he was truly a man of good and sound character. I’m honored to be able to have gotten to met him. Many prayers for your family during this difficult time. May God bless your family.

Andrea McKay
Horseshoe Bend, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

Delbert Pipkin
Beech Bluff, TN
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Monday, November 27, 2023

Prayers for the family Ricky will surely be missed

Melissa Gandy
Conway, AR
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Monday, November 27, 2023

To the family of Ricky,
I grew up with Ricky. I’m
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you all in the following days.

Melissa Gandy