Michael Adrian McGahey

Long Live the Legacy; Gone but Not Forgotten.

Michael Adrian McGahey, age 61, of Palisades, Texas, has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on April 5, 2022, at 10:10 a.m. Michael was blessed to have passed peacefully at home with his loving wife of 23 years at his side.

A Celebration of his life will be held on April 16, 2022, from 3-6:00 p.m. at the McGahey residence in Palisades, Texas.

Michael was born November 29, 1961, to Elizabeth Price McGahey, and Sterling “Mack” McGahey, in Amarillo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth; his father Mack, and his brother Mark McGahey.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathy Blankinship-McGahey; his three children, Krystal Moore, Ashlyn Moore, and Will Riggin; his eleven grandchildren, Katelyn Moore, Jordan Williams, Shelby Williams, Braxton Holmes, Brittain Moore, Aaryan Clark, Cole Riggin, Lundyn Riggin, Kenzlei Riggin, Chanslyr Wimberly, and Rilestone Riggin; his six great-grandchildren, Caden Townsend, Carson Townsend, Patrick Williams, Aurora Holt, Ava Williams, and Beckett Williams due in June.

Michael will be missed by many, and we welcome anyone who wants to join us as we celebrate his everlasting legacy.

A special thanks to Kindred Hospice and their exceptional team of caregivers. We would like to personally thank Michael’s nurses, Jennifer Goforth, and Misty Siniard, and his caregivers, Peggy Devereaux, and Kim Sullivan. Michael loved you all dearly, and he held you close to his heart, we are grateful for all the kindness you have given.

“There will never be another now—I’ll make the most of today, there will never be another me, I’ll make the most of myself.” His legacy will remain for all of those who knew and loved him. For those who did know him, you’d know that he was a person you’d never forget.


  1. Krystal Moore

    Michael was so cool. He was intimidating in a good way. He welcomed my newborn son into his home and raised him for the first year when I was fighting cps. He loved all his friends and family. He was there without question anytime I needed his help. I’m gonna miss him he was a wonderful Dad. We had our moments but I gave him hell alot and I’m sorry for that. I’m glad you’re not hurting any more and you finally got to go home where you wanted to be. I love you Michael. I’ll see you again one day

  2. Katelyn Moore-Barela

    “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah‬ ‭12:2‬
    You came into my life when I was 3 years old and I gave you my teddy bear and you kept it and slept with it and that’s how our friendship began, and you loved me like I was your own. You picked me up off the ground when I broke my arm riding my bike, you came and rescued me from Tennessee when I lost everything and was so far from home, you taught me so much about cars, and how to be tough, and you showed me all the good rock music i’d ever need. It was an honor to spend the last chapters of your life with you and Meme. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Forever in my heart and memories, I love you papa, and you will be missed greatly. I promise we will see each other again someday.

    Your granddaughter- Katelyn

  3. Tyler Carver

    What a precious post, Katelyn. Those are such beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing.

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