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Lee McCafferty
Lee McCaffertySkiingLee McCafferty, 82, of Richwood, died Tuesday September 1, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 17, 1937 in Marysville to the late Clement and Mary V. (Warner) McCafferty.

Lee was a 1955 graduate of the Richwood High School. He was raised, lived and worked on the family farm. He retired in 1995 from the Whirlpool Corp after 40 years. He was long-time member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church.

One to never sit still very long, Lee was very active throughout his life. In his younger days, he competed very successfully in many semi-pro Rodeo events in Ohio and surrounding states. This love of Rodeo has stayed with Lee his entire life, he followed the PBR and PRCA Rodeo Circuit religiously, he knew all the stats and was very knowledgeable about the sport.

He also had a passion for skiing, he volunteered for the Ski Patrol at Mad River Mountain from 1969-1990. He continued skiing well into his 60’s and passed this love onto his family, he cherished the ski trips to Colorado and New York with his grown grandkids.

He also loved shooting; Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays, it didn’t matter. He was a member of the NRA and OGCA and the Cardinal Shooting Center.
To say Lee enjoyed people was an understatement, he truly "never knew a stranger".

But his family is what Lee held most dear. He never missed an event of his kids or grandkids, they were his priority.

Surviving is his wife, Kathy (Lower) McCafferty, they were married June 23, 1972 in Marion, his children: Laurie (Terry) Davis of Richwood, Susan Miller of Marysville and Shawn McCafferty of Richwood
Grandchildren: Nikki (David) Lambert, Matt (Jeanie) Davis and Jared Miller
Great grandchildren: Lydia, Kayla and Jacob Lambert and Kenzley Davis
Sister: Linda (Gary) Carrel of Richwood
Many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Graveside services will be held Saturday September 5, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Broadway Cemetery, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union County Pheasants Forever c/o Scott Jerew, 60 East Bomford St. Richwood, Ohio 4334 and Catch a Dream Foundation, 2485 Ennis Rd. Starkville, MS 39759

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#1 from: Sharon Stinemetz
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 3:50 PM

My dad use to help Lee and family back in the day. Sorry to hear about Lee My heart goes out to you and your family . Thinking of you Linda and Gary and family

#2 from: Joan Wagner
 S Carolina
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 4:01 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing.  Kathy it will be tough, kids and grandkids help to heal the wounds and I know God will give you strength to carry on. You are always invited to Hilton Head to visit   May God wrap his loving arms around the whole family.   Love, Joan E Wagner.    Plaza Inn

#3 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
10484 Hoskins Road
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Kathy and Linda...remember all the good times you spent together.  Fred Parker and Rita Rubeck Parker

#4 from: Sandra Mills
Indianapolis, IN
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 7:22 PM

My deepest sympathy to Lee’s family!  Lee was such a sweet man and I was privileged to know him through my dad Clayton.  What a dear friend he was to my dad and our family!  I will always remember his sweet smile and kind heart!
Lee was one of a kind!
Sandra Mills

#5 from: John Smith
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:31 PM

My sympathy goes out to Lees' family.  He was one of the Good Guys.

#6 from: LeRoy Zent
Galion,  Ohio
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 6:43 AM

Lee was a very kind hearted person and will truly be missed by all that knew him. God bless his family

#7 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 7:01 AM

We are so sorry for your loss.
We’re be praying for you all during this difficult time.
May you feel Gods love around you today and the days to come.
Sincerely Jeff and Pam

#8 from: Craig Barnhart
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

Kathy, so sorry for your loss. Lee was a great guy.... Your family has our deepest sympathy.....Craig.

#9 from: Mike Thompson
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Karen and I were married in 1961 and spent our first years in marriage on the Reed road in Bob and Rachel rental.In either the winter of 1961 or 1962 we had a big snow storm and I could not  get home from work as the road was snowed shut.I don’t recall how Lee found out about about my problem but he got with me,saddled up his horse and we road double on his horse the several miles to my home.It was a cold snowy day and I did’t even know Lee that well.I was so thankful.Karen was their by herself with a baby..

#10 from: Judy Leibold Cunningham
Prospect,  OH
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 11:51 AM

I remember Lee as i was a young child spending time at their home with my friend Laurie, he always had adventures for us! My condolences to the family!

#11 from: John T. Carl
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 5:22 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Lee has been a friend and a strong supporter of National Hunting and Fishing Day for as long as I can remember. He was a strong supporter of safe firearms education. He was a heck of a man and will be sadly missed.

#12 from: Julie Ross
Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 9:46 PM

Our deepest sympathy to your family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Julie Ross

#13 from: Janet Dysert
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 8:36 AM

Kathy and family, So very sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was a good friend of Larry's. Take care. Will keep all in my prayers and thoughts.

#14 from: richard vance
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 9:34 AM

 I hold many pleasant memories of Lee and the
things we did over the years. Lee never had anything but good to say about anyone,and I treasure our times together.I met many of his family and they were and are his greatest legacy.We all miss him very much. Dick Vance

#15 from: Rick & Jan Lower
Mount Gilead
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Dear Kathy and family,
We are sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

#16 from: Dan Paolini
Westerville, Ohio
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 1:31 PM

About eight or ten years ago Clayton Zent called me to see if I still shot Skeet on Wednesday's at the Big Walnut Conservation Club in Sunbury.  Not often I replied, been too busy at work, why?  He told me that he had a friend who wanted to shoot on Wednesday afternoons.  Clayton and I with a bunch of other guys shot Sporting Clays together most every Sunday since the early 1990's, how could I say no.  I'll be there at 4 PM, whats his name?  Lee McCafferty.  I knew just about everyone at the Sunbury Club, so when this stranger walked up to the porch I asked, are you Lee?  That's the day I had the extreme pleasure of meeting this wonderful man.  We chatted like we were High School buddies.  We met there about a half a dozen times then it just went away.  After that, I saw him at the Cardinal Center a few times and we had the opportunity to talk.  At Clayton's visitation, I asked him when we were going to shoot again, it's been too long.  He invited me to shoot with the Richwood crew on Wednesday's at the Cardinal Center, that was an honor and pleasure that I will never forget.  This past Wednesday, on Station 1 Jim Britton fired two shots int the air in honor of Lee, I did it on Station 2 and the rest of the crew followed in honor of Lee.  A fitting tribute to a good man who loved to shoot  From all of his shooting buddies, May He Rest In Peace.  Dan Paolini, Jim Britton, Bob Baughman, Don Carwyle, Larry Tanner, Larry Veth, Rob Hyburg,Larry Dysert, LeRoy Zent, Mike Stoughton, Jeff Bell, Rick Neffer, Chuck Albert, Dick Dunfee, Pastor Joe Rhea.

#17 from: Denny Fry
Huntsville, OH
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 1:44 PM

Lee was always a welcome buddy to shoot Sporting Clays with. So very sorry to read of his passing, my prayers to his family during this time. Heaven has surely gained another "Shooting Star"!

#18 from: Alan Eickholt
Nw ohio
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 1:54 PM

Lee was a very good Man shot and talked many times about his rodeo days I think I even bought a gun from him years ago he help me out a lot in my clay target shooting always fun to be with will miss him dearly
My condolences

#19 from: Ed Thompson
Findlay Ohio
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Lee was a great guy and fellow shooter. I will always remember the trip to San Antonio we made together to shoot at the National Sporting Clay Championship.

#20 from: Mike Shurig
Worthingtion, OH
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 6:09 PM

I met Lee at the Richwood Gunclub.  I used to help set up the Richwood monthly sporting clay events.  I shall remember him always with his ballcap on and rodeo belt buckles sitting behind the tall desk registering us for the shoot.  He was such a nice guy.  Friendly,always knew my name.  Told me stories of his rodeo days.  He was a great shooter. I enjoyed shooting with him at the staff shoots after the event.  He would often give me tips and coaching on busting clay. Lee was well known among the sporting clays circuit and got me into all the local club shoots.  I am very sad to hear such a good man is gone.  It is without a doubt he will be missed by his large family and many friends.  My deep heartfelt sympathy to you all.  Mike Shurig

#21 from: Mark Rinnert
Palmetto Fl
Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 1:07 PM

I am so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mark and Candy Rinnert

#22 from: Jack Long and son John
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Glad we had the pleasure of being in the company of true friend. We shared a lot of memories of the hunting trip to renegade ranch,and sporting Clay's at my home. I know that Ron Ruhl, Toad Hershner have welcomed Lee to Gods green pastures may God bless you all through this loss of a great man.

#23 from: Jack Long and son John
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Glad we had the pleasure of being in the company of true friend. We shared a lot of memories of the hunting trip to renegade ranch,and sporting Clay's at my home. I know that Ron Ruhl, Toad Hershner have welcomed Lee to Gods green pastures may God bless you all through this loss of a great man.

#24 from: Diane Crosthwsite
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 8:05 PM

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. I will always remember and appreciate Lee’s support in transporting the In the Know team to away matches when we couldn’t get a bus. Your family will be in our prayers.

#25 from: Terri Stark
5669 Shannon Place Lane. Dublin Ohio 43016
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Kathy and family:
I was so sorry to hear about Lee.  We sure had good times at the Whirlpool functions.  Lee was a special friend to Ron and me.  My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. 🙏

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