Richard (Ric) Allan McCue, 66, of Hermitage, TN, died March 24, 2019, following a two-year battle with lung cancer.
He was born January 25, 1953, to the late James and Mary McCue in Sycamore, IL. Ric graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, Korea, Washington, and Virginia, finishing out his military career as a captain.
Ric had an affinity for computers and worked with them after returning to civilian life. He progressed from software developer to systems analyst and ultimately managed a quality assurance team for Sprint, moving from Kansas City to Nashville for his work.
Ric also loved motorcycles and one of his prized possessions was a Harley Dyna. He was known for his generosity: one small example is the motorcycle trailer he donated for the Lois Layton-Noriega Memorial Wheelchair Relay, destination St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Ric is survived by his wife, Carol Jaquith McCue, and two children from his marriage to Chae Ferguson: Katherine (Kat) McCue, of Brooklyn, NY; and Robert (Bobby) McCue, of Overland Park, KS. He is also survived by: his son-in-law, Evan Ruster; his brothers, John McCue and James (Jim) McCue, both of Sycamore; their wives; and two nieces and two nephews. His sister, Vicky McCue, predeceased him.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Greatest Needs at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Family services will be held at a later date.