Richard "Mike" Carraher, Sr., age 84, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Kingsland, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kempner City Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive visitors an hour before the service at the funeral home.
Mike was born on December 22, 1935, in Pana, Illinois to the late Lester S. and Lois A. Kaiser Carraher. He graduated from Taylorville High School in 1953. Mike married Rosemary McKinney on April 23, 1955, in Taylorville, IL. He joined the United States Army and retired after 22 years in 1977. While serving in the Army, he received many awards in including the Bronze Star Medal. After retirement, he settled in Copperas Cove and worked Civil Service and retired again after 20 years. Mike was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church for a number of years. Mike was a member of the VFW, American Legion, retired Sergeant Major Association, The Moose Lodge #2029 and Disabled American Veterans. In his spare time, he would write poems, watch TV, follow NASCAR, watch the Dallas Cowboys, and spend time on the lake.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Michael Carraher, Jr.; and his sisters, Judith Whitney and Mary Malmros.
Mike is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosemary Carraher; daughters, Rhonda Carraher and husband, Danny Kelley, Rosella Carraher and husband, Daniel Swanson; son, Randy Carraher and wife, April; brother, Mark Carraher and wife, Becky; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and expecting his first great-great-granddaughter this year.
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