Ricky Mauney, age 61, of Evant passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home.
Memorial services will be held today (Saturday, September 7, 2019) at 10 a.m. at Evant High School Gymnasium, 101 N. Memory Lane, Evant.
Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery in Hamilton County.
Ricky was born on Sept. 11, 1957, in Huntsville to Pete and Dorothy (Dot) Gregson Mauney. He attended a private Christian school, Katy Country School, graduating from there in 1976. He graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelors degree in industrial education. After college, he worked for Chaparral Steel in Midlothian for many years. He worked there long enough to set-aside enough resources to return to his true love and family roots of agriculture. He moved to Evant to pursue his dreams of rural living and farming. He established Ricky Mauney Dairy and Mauney Farms. After his dairy career, he began custom farming and a silage chopping operation. Ricky had an entrepreneurial spirit. From a young age, he sold worms, bought/sold pipe as a teenager, traded equipment, baled hay, combined and anything that kept him close to his love of agriculture and “the land.” He married Melissa Moore Burke on April 17, 2004. Together, they owned and operated Harrington Station in Evant for several years. He was also a driving force and supporter of his wife to establish Mauney and Associates, a child placement and social services agency. In recent years, he ranched and established Mauney Ag Service, where he primarily provided custom farming and hay baling services, along with equipment repair and service.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Mauney; parents, Pete and Dot Mauney, of Brenham; daughter, Rebecca Mauney, of Washington State; sons, Craig Mauney and wife, Audra, of Hamilton, Justin Mauney and wife, Erin, of Hamilton; brother, Dennis Mauney and wife, Lynda, of Bellville; seven grandchildren, Spicer, Hunter, Halstyn, Knox, Lyla, Cooper and Pace; and many nieces and nephews.
In the spirit of Ricky’s love of agriculture and in lieu of flowers, memorials can be designated to any 4-H program in Coryell and Hamilton counties.
Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville was in charge of arrangements.