Richard Wayne “Rick” McCandless

Richard Wayne “Rick” McCandless
January 29, 1949 – November 26, 2019
BOWIE – Richard Wayne “Rick” McCandless, 70, went home to be the Lord on Nov. 26, 2019 in Bowie, TX.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at The White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Bowie with Pastor Mike Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemtery in Bowie.
Richard was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Bowie. He was raised by his loving parents James and Roberta (Dye) Blanton. Throughout his life he was an all around handy man. Richard worked for Fred Boyd Plumbing, then as a pumper in the oilfield. He also operated his own carpentry business, “The House Doctor” in Bowie and worked for Bowie Industries.
On July 11, 1972 Richard married Margie Boyd in Bowie. He like to fish and was an avid sports fan, and always enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. Richard raised cattle and horses and liked being out on his tractor. Richard will be remembered as a family man, a devoted husband, daddy and papa.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Roberta Blanton; in-laws, Fred and Retha Boyd; three brother-in-laws, Lynn and Larry Boyd, and JE May; and great nephew, Tracey “Bubba” Gatewood.
Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margie McCandless, Bowie; children, Shane McCandless, Bowie, Mandy Pullen and husband Kevin, Henrietta, and April Deford and husband Michael, Dean; grandchildren, Braxton and Sam Deford, Hunter, Fisher and Tanner Pullen, and Jaycee, Davee and Rickee McCandless; sisters, Linda Knott and husband Ralph, Henderson, Mamie May, Seguin and Sandy Nichols, Wichita Falls; brother, Burl McCandless, Bowie; special nephew, Jim Boyd; special great nieces and nephews, Laramie and Bailey Truax, Maddy and Marley Gatewood, and Raena and Leah Boyd; great-great nephew, Easton Truax; and numerous additional nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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