Ervin McCaa, 85, of Lufkin, was born October 17, 1922, in Alto, Texas, the son of the late Lucile (Bryant) and Issac Newton McCaa. He passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, in a local hospital.
Mr. McCaa was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved Jesus Christ and his church, Denman Avenue Baptist Church, He was a Deacon and taught Sunday School for many years. He served his country in the United States Army in World War II, from 1944-1946 in the Philippines. Mr. McCaa was a retired carpenter, and had worked for Temple Associates in Diboll with 30 years of service as a construction superintendent.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Bob Patterson Hardy of Bullard and Patricia June and Jack Vaughn of Huxley; son and daughter-in-law, James Ervin and Ruth McCaa of Wells; grandchildren, Bob Patterson Hardy, Jr., Richard Anthony Hardy, Phillip Scott McCaa, James Darren McCaa, Stephen Paul McCaa, Amy Michelle (Vaughn) Oswalt and Joel Austin Vaughn; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Aaron McCaa of Clinton, Louisiana and Edmund McCaa of Tyler; and a number of other family members.
Mr. McCaa was preceded in death by his wife, Emma (Monk) McCaa; and brother, Earl McCaa.
Pallbearers will be Amy Oswalt, Keith Oswalt, Joel Vaughn, Tony Hardy, Phillip McCaa and Darren McCaa.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Hardy, Jr. and Stephen McCaa.
Services for Mr. McCaa will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Horace Fletcher and Reverend Grant Hanes officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.
Gipson Funeral Home; Joni Johnson, director