Andrew Kay McCarley Jr.

March 2, 1924June 24, 2018

Andrew Kay “A.K.” McCarley Jr., 94, of Colorado City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 24, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was born March 2, 1924 in Mitchell County, Texas to A.K. McCarley Sr. and Mamie Watlington McCarley. A.K. was a lifetime member of the community who believed faithfully in God, country, and, family, and he was proud of the time he spent in the Navy as a WW2 Veteran. A.K. was a man who had a “Servant’s Heart”, every day he would get up in the morning and ask himself what he could do for someone else. He was a man who believed in the love of family, always making sure to care for his wife, his children, and grandchildren and to teach them the importance of God and hard work. A.K. was a great role model for family and friends alike, always making sure to be kind and gentle to others, while never losing the big smile he kept on his face. Everyone that knew A.K. could tell you he was a man who paid attention to details, making sure to articulate everything just right. For many years A.K. could be seen working on his farm, The Seldum Rest Farm from sun-up to dark-thirty, making sure to get up every night to change his irrigation pipes. After retiring from the farm A.K. spent many years working as a funeral attendant at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home, which was a job that was perfect for him as he had never met a stranger and could be seen as a people person. In his spare time he enjoyed going to garage sales and picking up one of many things he collected, especially coffee cups as he was an eclectic collector. A.K. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colorado City and a member of Kiwanas, he will be dearly missed by the many who knew him. A.K. is survived by his children; Doug Bolon and wife Vickie of Middleburg Florida, Mona Crockett and husband Bill of Colorado City, Charlsa McCarley of Fort Worth, Donna Starr and husband Jack of Colorado City, and Cathy Hill and husband Mark of Tucson Arizona. He is also survived by his grandchildren Will, Andy, Sam, Don, Ruben, Talva, and Blaine, as well as six great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jane McCarley in August of 1987 and by his second wife Sue Hart McCarley in January of 2014. He was also preceded in death by his three sisters Geraldine Holtkort, Florence Walker, and Blanche Bell. A funeral service for A.K. will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 10 am at the First Baptist Church of Colorado City with Doctor Jerry Shields officiating. The family will be present for a visitation on Tuesday night June 26th from 6-8 pm at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Those wishing may leave online condolences by visiting In Lieu of flowers please make a contribution in his name to KVMC radio.


  • Mamie McCarley, Mother
  • A.K. McCarley Sr., Father
  • Jane McCarley, Wife
  • Clotille "Sue" McCarley, Wife
  • Ramona Kay Crockett, Daughter
  • Bill Crockett, Son-in-law
  • Charlsa McCarley, Daughter
  • Donna Starr, Daughter
  • Jack Starr, Son-in-law
  • Cathy Hill, Daughter
  • Mark Hill, Son-in-law
  • Doug Bolon, Son
  • Vickie Bolon, Daughter-in-law
  • Geraldine Holtkort, Sister
  • Florence Walker, Sister
  • Blanche Bell, Sister
  • A.K. also leaves seven grandchildren - Will, Andy, Sam, Don, Ruben, Talva, and Blaine; six great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends to cherish his memory.

  • Will Crockett
  • Andy Crockett
  • Sam Crockett
  • Don Hurt
  • Ruben Hurt
  • Corbin Castillo


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Andrew Kay McCarley Jr.

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Dennis Yeager

July 10, 2018

To the Family. Your Family has been a Great Contributor to Mitchell County . I am Happy you had so many years and memories with him. God Bless

Dennis Yeager

Cheryl (Smith) McMillan

July 6, 2018

I didn't really know Kay until he was married to my mother's good friend Dimple Sue. When we would come to town from California, we would stop by and visit with them. When my sister Cindy lived in Amarillo once a month she would come down to see our Momma (Sarah Smith Gohery). A few times a year Cindy would make a big batch of zucchini muffins. She would always bring a batch to share with Kay & Dimple Sue and they would freeze the extras and run out just in time for Cindy's next batch to arrive. He did love those muffins.

On our last visit when our Momma passed a couple of years ago, Kay was so happy to see us, even though I wasn't sure if he remembered who we were. Ever the good host, I will always remember him as a sweet and gentle man. My family's prayers and good wishes to all of his.


July 2, 2018

Kay McCarley was a very dear sweet man and Mitchell County won't be the same - I remember him so well from when I was a little girl from Loraine. He would always make me feel so special then, as well as when he would come to Loraine High School reunion after I was grown and gone from the area. My parents thought so much of him, also - he was just very special!

Randy & Connie Chambers

June 26, 2018

Our sincerest sympathy to all of Kay's family. He was a kind, wonderful man and will be missed in this community and our church. May God bless each of you with his peace and comfort in the days to come. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Belinda Hailey

June 26, 2018

I remember Mr. McCarley when I worked at Lone Wolf Electric. He was such a sweet man. Dad (A. K. Sheffield) and I saw him one day in the grocery store before dad passed. Mr. McCarley had a wonderful smile!

Carolyn Smith

June 26, 2018

Always a cheerful smile and kind words where ever you met him.
Recall seeing him one time asking Janie in the produce section of Fuller Foods, to cut a head of cabbage in half so he wouldn’t have to waste food. 😍

Krystal Martinez

June 26, 2018

Such a sweet, gentle and wonderful God fearing man. Blessed to have known this kind soul, and witness his love for our saviour. May God bless and comfort all his family in this hard time. Go rest high, good and faithful servant!

Cindy Golden

June 26, 2018

I remember your Dad very well. My thought and prayers are with the McCarley family.

Barbara Williams

June 26, 2018

I am thinking of you and sending love . Your father will always be in your heart . Praying for all through this difficult time . Love Barbara