McCarty and Lorena Jean (Craig) McCarty. After attending high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1955-1965, including a tour in Korea. Besides being fondly remembered as Bubba, he was also affectionately called Red, Mac, Dick, and McCarty by his friends.
He worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier until his retirement in 1992. During his career he volunteered his time to the Longmont Post Office Food Drive.
Following his retirement he worked for the St. Vrain Valley School District as a bus driver and also with nutrition services. He played on the senior softball and volleyball teams, followed his niece’s, Baylee and Chandler Subbert ,sport activities at Lyons High School. He was also a supporter of Lyons High Football.
Richard and Vicki Neibert met in 1985, starting a wonderful life together. On February 14, 1991, they married in Longmont, CO.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria, of Longmont; his son Cork Waddell of Loveland; and his daughters; Janet (Jerry) Landers of Purcell, OK, Susan McCarty of Ardmore, OK, and Allison (Chris) Benda of Loveland, CO; and six grandchildren, Shannon Waddle, Robin Waddle, Amy LeBron, Ryan Eads, Ashleigh McCarty, Cyle Benda; and six great grandchildren: Damian LeBron; Tristan, Toby, and Maycee Waddle; and Eden and Elan Eads; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His sisters, Betty Kern of Boulder; Helen Hacker and Donna Christman of Longmont further survive him.
Preceding Richard in death are his parents and his brother, Ralph Godsey, and recently a brother-in-law, Chuck Christman.
Cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services.
Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28, at LifeBridge Christian Church.
Contributions in Richard’s memory are requested to offset the cost of meals for children in need in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Make your checks payable to the SVVSD and mail them to Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St. Longmont, CO 80501.
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