Ricky Mac Monroe

May 18, 1950March 7, 2019

Rick M. Monroe, age 68, died Thursday March 7th, 2019. Rick was born in Muleshoe, Texas May 18, 1950. Rick loved the game of golf. Beginning at the age of 5, Rick developed friendships on his hometown course. He continued to play all over the world during his service in the United States Navy. He relearned the game as an amputee at the age of 23, and was known as the One-armed Bandit. He went on to mentor returning amputee soldiers of all branches of service as an instructor with the National Amputee Golf Association. It was his honor to host the National Championship Tournament with the support of his friends at his home course Onion Creek Club. The perseverance, patience, honesty and integrity he learned on the course was applied in all areas of his life. He was a banker, husband, father and friend. Rick is survived by his wife of 43 years Arlene Monroe. Sisters, Rita Conkin and Gina Freeman. Daughter Holly and husband Matthew Bodmer. Daughter April and husband Kaleb Brashear. His five beloved grandchildren called him Pops. Services will be held on March 11, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:00am with services starting at 10:00 am. Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home at 6300 W. William Canon Drive, Austin, TX 78749


  • Steve Mac Monroe, Father
  • Billie Jean Hall, Mother
  • Arlene Monroe, Wife
  • Rita Conkin, Sister
  • Gina Freeman, Sister
  • Holly and husband, Matthew Bodmer, Daughter
  • April and husband, Kaleb Brashear, Daughter
  • Rick is also survived by his five beloved grandchildren who called him Pops.


  • Family Gathering Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 11, 2019

Ricky Mac Monroe

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Skip Anderson

March 21, 2019

I've known Rick and Arlene for many years. I'm here to say you'd be hard-pressed to find folks more genuinely wonderful than this couple. I came to refer to them early on as B.P.O.E.s , or Best People On Earth (with apologies to the Order of the Eagles). I never got to play golf with Rick, but I have no doubt he would be tough to beat. He was a fine man, and I am proud to be able to say he was a friend of mine. He will be sorely missed.

Terry Capps

March 12, 2019

Rick and I knew each other while he was at Buda Bank. He was so very cordial and a real asset to the banking industry and the city of Buda. Whenever I stopped by to conduct business, he and I chatted about golf and flying airplanes....I belonged to the USAF Reserve unit at Bergstrom....and he always wanted me to get him a flight in the F-4 !!! Arlene, condolences to you and your family.