EUNICE - On Monday, October 30, 2023, Rickey McCauley, Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 69 years.
Rickey's life will be celebrated with a Chapel Service to be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Rickey was born on October 26, 1954 to Vincent and Mary Dean O'Pry McCauley. He dedicated his career to working in the oilfield as a tool pusher. Outside of work, Rickey found joy in riding his motorcycle and tinkering with just about anything especially with small engines. However, above all else, he cherished his family. Rickey was especially devoted to his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Rebecca McCauley of Eunice; his son Rickey McCauley Jr. and wife Bridget of Richard; step-children Damon Pellican and wife Angela of Las Vegas, Melanie Pellican and husband Lucas Cormier of Lanse Meg, Ryan Pellican of Scott and Stephanie Smith of Eunice; sister Bernadine Edwards and husband Danny of Eunice; and the seven joys of his life: Jared Pellican, Makayla Veillon, Chloe Fruge, Grady Cormier, Noah Pellican, Carter McCauley, and Tyler McCauley. Rickey also leaves behind two great-grandchildren: Rylie and Remmi Veillon. He will be deeply missed by his extended family and dear friends who hold him forever in their hearts.
Rickey is preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Mary Dean O'Pry McCauley, as well as his daughters Mandy McCauley and Katie McCauley, and stepson Cary Pellican.
Visitation will take place at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, with the family receiving friends starting at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1st until 10:00 pm, and again on Thursday, November 2nd from 8:00 am until the time of services.
For those who wish to share sentiments or upload photos in honor of Rickey's life, a memorial page has been set up at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. The family deeply appreciates the love and support received during this challenging time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice (337) 457-3371.