Ralph “Mac” McGaughey gained his angel wings on May 14, 2019 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everet and Esther McGaughey; brother, Marion McGaughey; sisters, Hazel Bentley, Ann Tabler and Mazie Leathers; daughter, Donna Kay; and son, Richard Keith. Ralph was what you would call a “people person”. He never met a stranger. His warm smile and engaging personality had a way of making everyone he met feel like they were old friends. He loved his wife and his family more than anything. Playing golf was a close second! He loved playing golf with his sons, son-in-laws, brothers, grandsons and golf buddies. There were some pretty competitive golf rounds – especially on the annual family vacation in Myrtle Beach. Being “Poppaw” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him endless joy. He had an amazing sense of humor and always appreciated a good laugh. He was truly a man of strong faith. That faith guided him through ‘til his last breath.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Pat; his children, Vicki Hamlin (Kurt), Kathi Stampley (Mike), Ralph “Sonny” McGaughey (Kris), Don McGaughey (Mari) and Dean McGaughey; grandchildren, Tim Hemmer (Stephanie), Michelle Hemmer (Brian), Stephen Stampley (Ashley), Jennifer McGaughey (Michael), Marc Stampley (Kris), Kyle McGaughey, Kory McGaughey, Mindi Boggs (Daun) and Brandi Hughett (Scott); 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester McGaughey, James McGaughey (Bea), Don McGaughey (Betty); sister, Wanda Milburn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Esther McGaughey, Ralph Leathers, Michael Egan (Pat), Jim Egan (Jean), Jean Caplinger (Bob); and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, East Louisville Chapel, 235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY (in Middletown). A celebration of Ralph's life will be 11am Tuesday, May 21st at the Chapel in the Woods 1407 Moser Road Louisville, KY 40299, with burial to follow in Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, KY.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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