Gary E. McCarty, 55

FEB. 3, 1956-NOV. 6, 2011

November 07, 2011
  • Gary E. McCarty
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Gary E. “Dave, Hillbilly” McCarty, 55, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his home.

Born Feb. 3, 1956, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Dolly Weller McCarty of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Paul Eugene McCarty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Lynn Fritz McCarty, on April 15, 2003.

He was of Protestant faith, and was a graduate of Hancock High School.

He was employed as a foreman for Beaver Mechanical in Hagerstown for 30 years.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Vernon E. McCarty, Mercersburg, Pa.; one daughter, April N. Daley of Greencastle; one brother, Paul D. McCarty, Greencastle; one sister, Penny Morgan of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren, Josephine Diane McCarty and Garrett Eugene McCarty of Mercersburg. Also surviving is his companion, Gay Gordon.

Graveside services will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Little Cove Methodist Cemetery, Little Cove Road, Mercersburg. The Rev. Jeff Hawbaker will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Cove United Methodist Church, c/o David Cook, 9080 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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