By Earl E. Robertson
Ricky Terrell McPherson, the oldest son of Randall and Beatrice McPherson, died in a three-vehicle accident some five miles east of Glasgow, Kentucky, Friday night July 18th. Ricky was born April 3, 1957. His father has been preaching the gospel for nearly a quarter of a century, laboring in areas that most of us believe to be difficult. Ricky heard the truth all of his life and witnessed it as practiced in his home. Through such influence, he, early in life, obeyed the gospel of Christ. Through the intervening years he was faithful to Christ and assisted his father in many ways as he did the work of the Lord.
Ricky loved people and the people loved him!! He was among the top athletes in all southern Kentucky. Though he was to have been a Senior in High School this Fall, many Universities had already contacted him about entering their schools and playing basketball. The love and esteem others had for this young man was seen in the hundreds and hundreds of people who came from near and far upon his death. It was perhaps the largest funeral ever conducted in Burkesville, Kentucky. His funeral services were conducted by this writer on Monday morning at ten o’clock from the Norris-Funeral Chapel and his body was interred in the Christian Chapel Cemetery near the McPherson home.
We sorrow with the McPherson family in their loss of one of the finest young men we have ever known. May the God of all comfort bless and sustain them now as He has so cared for all of us through life.
Truth Magazine XIX: 41, p. 646
August 28, 1975